The Politics of Gun Ownership and Gun Owners – Findings from the Pew Research Center
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The Politics of Gun Ownership and Gun Owners – Findings from the Pew Research Center

I wrote yesterday about re-visiting statistics on gun ownership from the 2015 National Firearms Survey for my Sociology of Guns seminar. For class today we also read the report, “America’s Complex Relationship with Guns.” I have posted several times already about this Pew Research Center’s 2017 gun survey, perhaps because I consulted on the survey … Continue reading

Exploring America’s Complex Relationship with Guns (Pew Research Center), Part 2 – Getting Into Guns
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Exploring America’s Complex Relationship with Guns (Pew Research Center), Part 2 – Getting Into Guns

Continuing my series of looks at the Pew Research Center report, America’s Complex Relationship With Guns, an important question alongside the issue of the reason(s) people own guns is when and how people got into guns. I am particularly interested in this question because of how late I got into guns myself, but it is … Continue reading

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