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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


The Political Weaponization of Gun Owners: The NRA and Gun Ownership as Social Identity

Matthew J. Lacombe

in Firepower: How the NRA Turned Gun Owners into a Political Force

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780691207445
eISBN:
9780691207469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691207445.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter analyzes the editorials (1930–2008) from the National Rifle Association's (NRA) American Rifleman magazine, along with gun-related letters to the editor of four major newspapers covering ... More


“America’s First Freedom”: The NRA’s Gun-Centric Political Ideology

Matthew J. Lacombe

in Firepower: How the NRA Turned Gun Owners into a Political Force

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780691207445
eISBN:
9780691207469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691207445.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter employs the same American Rifleman editorials and gun control-related letters to explain how the National Rifle Association (NRA) has created a gun-centric political ideology, in which ... More


Impediments to More Gun Controls

James B. Jacobs

in Can Gun Control Work?

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195176582
eISBN:
9780199850020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176582.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter identifies political, cultural, administrative, and law enforcement realities that pose enormous impediments to formulating, passing, implementing, and enforcing more gun controls. ... More


Explaining the NRA’s Power

Matthew J. Lacombe

in Firepower: How the NRA Turned Gun Owners into a Political Force

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780691207445
eISBN:
9780691207469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691207445.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter lays out a framework for answering why supporters of gun rights are so dedicated to their cause and why the National Rifle Association (NRA) and its members have such an important place ... More


Comprehensive Licensing and Registration

James B. Jacobs

in Can Gun Control Work?

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195176582
eISBN:
9780199850020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176582.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter critiques proposals for comprehensive licensing and registration. It analyzes the feasibility of registering firearms and licensing owners, two strategies that would be necessary to ... More


Feelings toward gun owners

Mark R. Joslyn

in The Gun Gap

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190064822
eISBN:
9780190064860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190064822.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

Chapter 5 examines the portrayal of gun owners and considers how this may impact people feelings toward them. Prior studies show that people consult their feelings when estimating risk—labeled the ... More


How many gun owners?

Mark R. Joslyn

in The Gun Gap

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190064822
eISBN:
9780190064860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190064822.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

Chapter 6 examines survey respondents’ estimations of the actual number of people who own guns in the United States. Evidence from the surveys shows that most people overestimate the gun owner ... More


Gun Policy during the NRA’s Quasi-Governmental Phase

Matthew J. Lacombe

in Firepower: How the NRA Turned Gun Owners into a Political Force

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780691207445
eISBN:
9780691207469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691207445.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter focuses on the National Rifle Association's (NRA) efforts during its quasi-governmental phase. Looking at the National Firearms Act and Federal Firearms Act from the 1930s, as well as ... More


Introduction: The neglected gun gap

Mark R. Joslyn

in The Gun Gap: The Influence of Gun Ownership on Political Behavior and Attitudes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190064822
eISBN:
9780190064860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190064822.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

The introduction to this book defines the gun gap, which refers to differences in political behavior and attitudes between gun owners and nonowners. In addition, the introduction establishes why the ... More


Conclusion: Moving forward

Mark R. Joslyn

in The Gun Gap

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190064822
eISBN:
9780190064860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190064822.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

The concluding chapter summarizes two central contributions of the book. First, gun owners merit greater research attention by those who study political behavior and attitudes. The evidence marshaled ... More


The Gun Gap

Mark R. Joslyn

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190064822
eISBN:
9780190064860
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190064822.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

To understand public opinion and political behavior, researchers typically sort people by self-identified groupings such as party identification, race, gender, education, and income. This book ... More


The Overlooked Organizational Basis of Trump’s 2016 Victory

Michael Zoorob and Theda Skocpol

in Upending American Politics: Polarizing Parties, Ideological Elites, and Citizen Activists from the Tea Party to the Anti-Trump Resistance

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190083526
eISBN:
9780190083564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190083526.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Conventional wisdom claims that the Trump 2016 campaign was “disorganized,” but this judgment overlooks bargains with leaders of preexisting federated networks connected to millions of voters in ... More


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