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Citizen-Protectors: The Everyday Politics of Guns in an Age of Decline

Jennifer Carlson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199347551
eISBN:
9780190236595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347551.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Law, Crime and Deviance

For the past several decades, the United States has witnessed a profound transformation in what Americans do with the guns they own. While hunting used to dominate American gun culture, now the top ... More


NRA Training and the Everyday Politics of Gun Carry

Jennifer Carlson

in Citizen-Protectors: The Everyday Politics of Guns in an Age of Decline

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199347551
eISBN:
9780190236595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347551.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter examines the process by which people become gun carriers, specifically the NRA courses effectively required to obtain a concealed-pistol license in Michigan. It shows how NRA training ... More


Conclusion: We Hope for Better Things; It Shall Rise from the Ashes

Jennifer Carlson

in Citizen-Protectors: The Everyday Politics of Guns in an Age of Decline

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199347551
eISBN:
9780190236595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347551.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Law, Crime and Deviance

The conclusion summarizes the book’s findings and their implications for scholarship as well as gun policy. Taking stock of how the everyday politics of armed self-defense intersects with racial ... More


Policing Guns, Profiling People

Jennifer Carlson

in Citizen-Protectors: The Everyday Politics of Guns in an Age of Decline

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199347551
eISBN:
9780190236595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347551.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter examines how experiences of racial profiling and other kinds of intensive police attention intersect with gun carry to produce a distinct gun politics among men of color and open ... More


The Right to Self-Defense, the Duty to Protect

Jennifer Carlson

in Citizen-Protectors: The Everyday Politics of Guns in an Age of Decline

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199347551
eISBN:
9780190236595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347551.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter examines how a version of citizenship presented in NRA training courses is enacted in everyday life by gun carriers. It revisits the historical relationship between the state’s power to ... More


Gun Politics in the United States

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/9780190251253.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Many people who are well-informed about the American gun policy status quo are amazed at how extreme it is, at both federal and state levels. This policy status quo is thoroughly indefensible. The ... More


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