Who Really Owns Guns?

Our perception of who owns guns in the U.S. is heavily shaped by stereotypes perpetuated by news media, film, and television. The armed Black man is one of the most pervasive, but the image of the armed white southerner, the military veteran, and the hunter are common too.

The results of a 2014 Pew Research Center survey reveal that while some of those stereotypes hold true, others are way off the mark, and likely quite damaging as such.

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