California’s restrictive gun control laws are not stopping Golden State residents from buying firearms. A new survey published by the peer-reviewed medical journal BMJ finds that one in seven Californians or about 4.2 million people own a gun. A quarter of Californians live in a house with a firearm. The survey also shows the average number of firearms per gun-owning household in California was five, which is about 19.9 million guns in the state. Researchers reviewed the responses of nearly 3,000 people that were collected in 2018.