Is the recent assault on the ability to protect one’s family and community (through gun ownership) another attempt by the Federal Government to bring the Southern people under control? The statistics from a recent Feb 2013 article at Gallup Politics seems to suggest that this is so – as the Poll shows that nearly two-thirds of Southern married men own guns.
The Gallup Poll clearly states that, “Two of the groups most likely to have a gun in the household are married Southern males (70%) and married Southern females (62%). Southern white males, at 66%, are also among the most likely to have a gun in the household.”
Additionally, the Poll discusses how, “Gun owners are predominantly male, and Southern residents are especially likely to own guns. Those patterns are fairly well known, and likely a result of cultural factors, but being married is also a major predictor of personally owning a gun or having a gun in the household. The reasons behind the relationship between marital status and gun ownership are not obvious, though it could be that marriage rates are higher among other subgroups that tend to own guns, such as older Americans and those who are politically conservative. Married people may also have greater financial resources to own a gun, and may be more likely to feel a need to own a gun for security reasons (though there is no difference in gun ownership among people with and without young children).”
Read more at Gallup Politics: Men, Married, Southerners Most Likely to Be Gun Owners