Another Student Reflection on the Role of Guns in Society: Problem with the Status Quo
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Another Student Reflection on the Role of Guns in Society: Problem with the Status Quo

Following is another student reflection on the question of the role guns should play in (American) society, from my Sociology of Guns seminar. The first reflection can be found here. As noted, it seems the entire range of opinions in American society can be found among my 15 students. By Katie Huggins Given my background, … Continue reading

Micro Review of Washington Post eBook and Audiobook on Guns in America
Books / Firearms / Media

Micro Review of Washington Post eBook and Audiobook on Guns in America

I am always looking for audio books about guns on Audible.com. There are preciously few, though over the years there have been some good ones like Paul Barrett’s Glock, Dan Baum’s Gun Guys, Chris Kyle’s American Sniper, and (surprisingly) Kathy Jackson’s The Cornered Cat. Recently, a 2013 compilation of Washington Post articles, Guns in America, … Continue reading

Random Thoughts on 2nd Anniversary of Sandy Hook Massacre
Firearms / My Experience

Random Thoughts on 2nd Anniversary of Sandy Hook Massacre

Thinking of those killed, especially the children. Thinking about how this evil could have been prevented. Thinking about what law would have prevented this. Thinking the world seems God-forsaken. Thinking about a lawsuit being filed against Remington/Bushmaster. Thinking about the inability of people to speak to each other about these issues. Thinking our public life … Continue reading

Unhelpful Exaggeration of Data on “School Shootings” Sets Back Scholarship on Gun Violence
Fear / Firearms / Media

Unhelpful Exaggeration of Data on “School Shootings” Sets Back Scholarship on Gun Violence

Coincident with a murder-suicide at a high school outside of Portland, Oregon on June 10th, some “data” on school shootings began to circulate on the internet. The “data” came from Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun control advocacy organization that brings together Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, … Continue reading