Exploring America’s Complex Relationship with Guns (Pew Research Center), Part 4 – Other Involvement in Gun Culture
Firearms / Fun / Shooting Sports

Exploring America’s Complex Relationship with Guns (Pew Research Center), Part 4 – Other Involvement in Gun Culture

Reasons for owning, getting into, carrying and shooting guns — topics of my first three posts about the Pew Research Center’s new report, Exploring America’s Complex Relationship with Guns — are good indicators of involvement in American gun culture. But in consulting with the Pew team as they were designing their survey, I also suggested … Continue reading

Exploring America’s Complex Relationship with Guns (Pew Research Center), Part 1 – Reasons for Gun Ownership
Firearms / Personal Defense / Shooting Sports

Exploring America’s Complex Relationship with Guns (Pew Research Center), Part 1 – Reasons for Gun Ownership

On June 22nd, while I was deeply immersed in my observations of a 250 Defensive Pistol course at Gunsite Academy, the Pew Research Center released a research report called America’s Complex Relationship with Guns. I was particularly interested in the report because back in February I consulted with the Pew Research Center team about my … Continue reading

Sociology of Guns Seminar Student Final Reflection paper (2 of 4)
Firearms / Fun

Sociology of Guns Seminar Student Final Reflection paper (2 of 4)

Following is the second of four end-of-semester student reflection papers for my Sociology of Guns seminar. Background on the assignment and the first reflection are available here. By Henry Mellon Many people have very strong opinions on guns. Some people feel very strongly that people should be able to own whatever gun they want, and … Continue reading