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Kansas Professor Says Nuances In Gun Ownership Overlooked When It Comes To Political Impact

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Firearm ownership correlates directly to how likely people are to vote according to Mark Joslyn, author of 'The Gun Gap'.

In "The Gun Gap" Mark Joslyn points to the importance of getting beyond the gun owner stereotype.

According to Josyln, statistics show that people who own firearms are a predictable group who make up 30-40% of the country's population. He’s found that they are more likely to vote than non gun-owners, possibly because they can point to a direct personal stake in election outcomes. This information could lead to a new vantage point in evaluating mass politics in the United States

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Zach Wilson is the associate producer for KCUR's Up To Date.