huffpostBy Huffington Post Latino Voices

Firearm enthusiasts probably won’t find much support from the Latino community as the gun control debate barrels forward.

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.

gun showLatinos were the ethnic group least likely to own guns, though the survey did not include figures for groups other than whites, blacks and Hispanics.

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.

“Many of us come from countries where only the police, the military,…


This article was first published in Huffington Post Latino Voices.

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