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Shooters: Myths and Realities of America's Gun Cultures

Abigail A. Kohn

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195150513
eISBN:
9780199944095
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150513.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Sport and Leisure

Frequenting gun shops and shooting ranges, and devoting particular attention to those whose interest in weaponry extends beyond the casual, this book captures in detail how gun owners actually think ... More


Contemporary Crime Politics in Congress

Lisa L. Miller

in The Perils of Federalism: Race, Poverty, and the Politics of Crime Control

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195331684
eISBN:
9780199867967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331684.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Drawing on three datasets of congressional hearings on crime, this chapter offers a picture of the interest group environment at the national level that is decidedly skewed toward government ... More


Guns Don't Kill?

Ted Gest

in Crime and Politics: Big Government's Erratic Campaign for Law and Order

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195103434
eISBN:
9780199833887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195103432.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Gun control has stirred intense emotions in the war on crime, even though many controls have only a marginal impact on firearms violence. Laws and their enforcement have been influenced most ... More


. We Are Worth Nothing without a Machine-Gun

Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg

in The Road to Martyrs' Square: A Journey into the World of the Suicide Bomber

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305593
eISBN:
9780199850815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305593.003.0025
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Relatively few shabab possessed real guns during the first intifada. They made do instead with fake ones fashioned out of wood or nails or even banana stalks. They studied diagrams of Ak-47s and ... More


Crime and Politics: Big Government's Erratic Campaign for Law and Order

Ted Gest

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195103434
eISBN:
9780199833887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195103432.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The crime rate in the US has exploded since 1960. Despite decreases in recent years, reported violence in 2001 exceeded the levels of the late 1970s. Government at all levels has tried to address the ... More


Introduction: Guns in America

Abigail A. Kohn

in Shooters: Myths and Realities of America's Gun Cultures

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195150513
eISBN:
9780199944095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150513.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Sport and Leisure

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the myths and realities of gun culture in the U.S. This volume features interviews with three different types of shooters, ... More


Conclusions

Abigail A. Kohn

in Shooters: Myths and Realities of America's Gun Cultures

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195150513
eISBN:
9780199944095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150513.003.0017
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Sport and Leisure

This chapter offers suggestions on how to advance the gun debate in the U.S. It discusses how the gun control movement has latched onto the public health field to make its case for stronger gun ... More


The World of Gun Enthusiasm

Abigail A. Kohn

in Shooters: Myths and Realities of America's Gun Cultures

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195150513
eISBN:
9780199944095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150513.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Sport and Leisure

This chapter describes the world of gun enthusiasm and shooting sports in the Northern California area. It describes a number of people who have made guns integral to their lives and discusses the ... More


Citizen Soldiers

Abigail A. Kohn

in Shooters: Myths and Realities of America's Gun Cultures

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195150513
eISBN:
9780199944095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150513.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Sport and Leisure

This chapter examines the history of gun ownership and gun control in the U.S. It explains that in colonial America and during the early republican period, citizens were required by the colonial ... More


Tough Americans

Abigail A. Kohn

in Shooters: Myths and Realities of America's Gun Cultures

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195150513
eISBN:
9780199944095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150513.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Sport and Leisure

This chapter examines the role of toughness in gun culture in the U.S. Americans have long prided themselves on their toughness. Tough men in American history and characters of fiction and film all ... More


Environmental and Situational Influences

Gordon W. Russell

in Aggression in the Sports World: A social psychological perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195189599
eISBN:
9780199868445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189599.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter highlights environmental factors that include crowding, temperature, noise, color, and lunar effects in an examination of their role in facilitating interpersonal aggression. A number of ... More


Choosing a Coherent Policy toward Juveniles and Guns

Franklin E. Zimring

in American Juvenile Justice

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195181166
eISBN:
9780199943302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181166.003.0056
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter provides a strategic context for thinking about adolescent gun use as a public policy problem. The first section considers the justification of age-specific prohibitions. The second ... More


Plant Biotechnology: The Magic of Making GM Plants

C. Neal Stewart

in Genetically Modified Planet: Environmental Impacts of Genetically Engineered Plants

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195157451
eISBN:
9780199790388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157451.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biotechnology

Transgenic plant technology is possible because of the conservation of gene expression mechanisms among diverse organisms, in which the flow of information goes from DNA to RNA to protein. The ... More


Annie Get Your Gun

Charlotte Greenspan

in Pick Yourself Up: Dorothy Fields and the American Musical

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195111101
eISBN:
9780199865703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111101.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, American

Annie Get Your Gun, for which Herbert and Dorothy Fields wrote the book, became the most popular and successful stage work Dorothy ever worked on. A number of famous people ... More


Gun Violence: The Real Costs

Philip J. Cook and Jens Ludwig

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195153842
eISBN:
9780199849208
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195153842.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Until now researchers have assessed the burden imposed by gunshot injuries and deaths in terms of medical costs and lost productivity. Here, the chapters widen the lens, developing a framework to ... More


RIGHTS, REGULATIONS, REVOLUTION: THE ANTEBELLUM DEBATE OVER GUNS

Saul Cornell

in A Well-Regulated Militia: The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control in America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195147865
eISBN:
9780199788644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147865.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on the change in the nature of American gun culture during the early decades of the next century. Americans began carrying weapons primarily for personal self-defense. The ... More


Good Guys with Guns: The Appeal and Consequences of Concealed Carry

Angela Stroud

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627892
eISBN:
9781469627915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627892.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Although the rate of gun ownership in U.S. households has declined from an estimated 50 percent in 1970 to approximately 32 percent today, Americans' propensity for carrying concealed firearms has ... More


External Constraints on Criminalization

Douglas Husak

in Overcriminalization: The Limits of the Criminal Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195328714
eISBN:
9780199869947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328714.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The internal constraints introduced in chapter two are supplemented by three external constraints derived from a political account of the conditions under which the state may infringe the important ... More


What’s the Problem?

Kathleen M. Blee

in Democracy in the Making: How Activist Groups Form

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842766
eISBN:
9780199951161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842766.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter explores how activist groups create an ideological character as they define problems to work on. Although they generally start with a sense of the problem, grassroots groups often change ... More


Protein trafficking in neurons

Christopher N. Connolly

in Molecular Biology of the Neuron

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198509981
eISBN:
9780191723810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509981.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

Recent advances in molecular and cell biological technologies have enhanced our knowledge of protein trafficking in neurons. Although neurons were initially thought to be intractable to transfection, ... More


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