It is often portrayed in the media that members of US gangs (e.g. the Crips and Bloods) typically hold their guns sideways.

Here is a stock photo illustrating how they are portrayed in the media.

Is this typical?

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    I cannot write this as an answer because I lack proper sources, but is anything, it appears that in this case, media such as rap videos and movies affect real life just as much... so that the portrayal makes criminals use that gun stance to appear cool. There are a few links from the Wikipedia article, I suggest reading them. – MichaelK Dec 29 '18 at 11:15

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