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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


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


Firearm Law and Policy

Gianni Pirelli

in The Behavioral Science of Firearms: Implications for Mental Health, Law and Policy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190630430
eISBN:
9780190630454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190630430.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

In this chapter, the authors provide a review of firearm-related laws (i.e., federal, state, landmark legal cases), policies (e.g., “Stand Your Ground,” background checks, child access prevention), ... More


Freedom under the Gun

Loka Ashwood

in For-Profit Democracy: Why the Government Is Losing the Trust of Rural America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300215359
eISBN:
9780300235142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215359.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter considers the implications of crime and gun ownership in Burke County, Georgia. Burke County's aggravated assault rate in 2011 was more than three times the national average: about 8 for ... More


Introduction

Angela Stroud

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627892
eISBN:
9781469627915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627892.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter lays out the basic arguments offered by those who support concealed handgun policies, including the threat of mass shootings and other violent crimes, and it details the background ... More


Introduction

David DeGrazia and Lester H. Hunt

in Debating Gun Control

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190251253
eISBN:
9780190629465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251253.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

American gun ownership rates lead the world and rates of gun violence are high in comparison with other developed nations. Meanwhile, loose gun regulations make it easy to acquire firearms in the ... More


Law, Ethics, and Responsible Public Policy

David DeGrazia and Lester H. Hunt

in Debating Gun Control

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190251253
eISBN:
9780190629465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251253.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Despite focusing on the ethics of gun control, we cannot ignore the legal status quo. A 5–4 majority of the Supreme Court judged that the Second Amendment grounds a right to bear arms, but there are ... More


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