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Good guys with guns : the appeal and consequences of concealed carry

Author: Angela Stroud
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Today, more than 11 million Americans hold concealed handgun licenses, an increase from 4.5 million in 2007. Yet, despite increasing numbers of firearms and expanding opportunities for gun owners to carry concealed firearms in public places, we know little about the reasons for obtaining a concealed carry permit or what a publicly armed citizenry means for society. Angela Stroud draws on in-depth interviews with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Angela Stroud
ISBN: 1469627914 9781469627915
OCLC Number: 951808798
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 183 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Men and guns --
Refuse to be a victim? Femininity, guns, and victimization --
Good guys and bad guys --
Self-defense and personal responsibility --
Conclusion: The social implications of an armed citizenry.
Responsibility: Angela Stroud.

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"Today, more than 11 million Americans hold concealed handgun licenses, an increase from 4.5 million in 2007. Yet, despite increasing numbers of firearms and expanding opportunities for gun owners to carry concealed firearms in public places, we know little about the reasons for obtaining a concealed carry permit or what a publicly armed citizenry means for society. Angela Stroud draws on in-depth interviews with permit holders and on field observations at licensing courses to understand how social and cultural factors shape the practice of obtaining a permit to carry a concealed firearm"--

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Stroud's emphasis on the people, rather than the guns, is enlightening, and her interviews show how concealed carry is related to personal notions of security, a sense of empowerment for women, Read more...

 
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