“The Sociology of U.S. Gun Culture” Article Published and Available Free Online
Firearms / My Experience

“The Sociology of U.S. Gun Culture” Article Published and Available Free Online

I am very happy to report that my second academic article on gun culture was published today in the journal Sociology Compass (my first was on religion and gun ownership). Thanks to a generous grant from Wake Forest University’s ZSR Library and the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs, “The Sociology of U.S. Gun Culture” … Continue reading

New York Times Column Predicted Trump Victory (Sort Of)
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New York Times Column Predicted Trump Victory (Sort Of)

In doing some background reading for my recent post on gun ownership statistics, I came across a very interesting guest column on the New York Times’ “The Upshot” page. It was written by David Rothschild, an economist at Microsoft Research (PredictWise.com), and Sharad Goel, an assistant professor at Stanford University in the School of Engineering. … Continue reading

The Problem with Averages in Understanding Guns, Violence, and Crime (Take 2)
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The Problem with Averages in Understanding Guns, Violence, and Crime (Take 2)

When I tell my more liberal friends I am studying “gun culture,” they frequently hear me saying “gun violence,” since their primary association with guns is with violence. Although my interest in guns is actually in the culture that surrounds it rather than violence, I still spend a few days on “gun violence” — firearm-related … Continue reading