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ShootersMyths and Realities of America's Gun Cultures$
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Abigail A. Kohn

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195150513

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150513.001.0001

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The World of Gun Enthusiasm

The World of Gun Enthusiasm

(p.19) 2 The World of Gun Enthusiasm

Abigail A. Kohn

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes the world of gun enthusiasm and shooting sports in the Northern California area. It describes a number of people who have made guns integral to their lives and discusses the kinds of social practices that are most meaningful to shooters in relation to guns. It analyzes the ways by which gun enthusiasm as a social practice has reflected and constituted some of the main issues and concerns that face Americans in their everyday lives.

Keywords:   gun enthusiasm, shooting sports, Northern California, guns, social practices, Americans

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