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Shooters – Myths and Realities of America's Gun Cultures - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Shooters: Myths and Realities of America's Gun Cultures

Abigail A. Kohn


Frequenting gun shops and shooting ranges, and devoting particular attention to those whose interest in weaponry extends beyond the casual, this book captures in detail how gun owners actually think and feel about their guns. Through 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 we ... More

Keywords: weaponry, gun owners, savage beauty, historical import, empowerment, visceral thrill, gun nuts, enthusiasts

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780195150513
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150513.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Abigail A. Kohn, author
University of Sydney Law School

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