Fear / Firearms

Cabela’s “Culture of Control”

The marketing of safes and other products like this is also reminiscent of Michael Glassner’s culture of fear (about which I have written a couple of times), where businesses construct fear and then sell the fearful various commodities-qua-solutions. Generally, with gun safes and every other aspect of gun culture technology, I find it interesting to see how these products not only respond to demands but also create and shape them. I am thinking about this myself in terms of guns themselves, holsters, clothing, and legal advice/insurance. All the stuff you can get at Cabela’s (or, in North Carolina, at Bass Pro Shops), as Jennifer Dawn Carlson smartly observes here.

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