Shooters: Myths and Realities of America's Gun Cultures

Oxford University Press, 2004 M06 10 - 240 páginas
Frequenting gun shops and shooting ranges, and devoting particular attention to those whose interest in weaponry extends beyond the casual, Abigail A. Kohn captures in finegrained and often entertaining, yet always humane, detail how gun owners actually think and feel about their guns. Through her conversations--with cowboy action shooters at a regional match, sport shooters, hunters, with shooters of all ages and races--we hear of the "savage beauty" of a beautifully crafted long gun, of the powerful historical import owners attach to their guns, of the sense of empowerment that comes with shooting skill, and the visceral thrill of discharging a dangerous weapon. Cutting through the cliches that link gun ownership with violent, criminal subcultures and portray shooters as "gun nuts" or potential terrorists, Kohn provides us with a lively and untainted portrait of American gun enthusiasts.

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Ms. Kohn should have picked her friends better. She acknowledges that Max Gulias as a colleague who helped with the manuscript. Max Gulius was charged with criminal sexual assault by the Chicago Police Department on 15 April 2014. He raped a former student, twenty years his junior, by intoxicating her. He is a date rapist. This is the first time a student came forward. Please censure this shameless man. 

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Abigail Kohn currently works for a management and technology consulting firm in Washington D.C. She has published articles in Reason Magazine as well as a number of academic journals.

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