Only 18 percent of Latinos own guns, making them less likely than both blacks and non-Hispanic whites to own a firearm, according to an analysis of six years’ worth of Gallup surveys released last week.
A whopping 64 percent of Southern married men own guns, according to the Gallup analysis. The figure for Southern white men was nearly as high, at 61 percent.
While they may be in the minority, there are some in the Latino community who favor maintaining loose controls over gun ownership.
This article was first published in Huffington Post Latino Voices.
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