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Who Owns Guns in America?

The notion that Southerners are more likely to own guns than people in other parts of the country is true, but not by as wide a margin as you might think according to a Pew Research study.

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Pew also found that Whites are twice as likely to own a gun even while Black Americans are far more likely to die from gun violence.

Republicans are twice as likely to be gun owners as Democrats but households with children are not much more likely to have guns than those without children in the home.

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