Gun Curious: A Liberal Professor's Surprising Journey Inside America's Gun Culture (Paperback)

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More than ever, it feels like cultural and political divisions over firearms are tearing the United States apart. Guns are an undeniable and contradictory presence in America, both widely owned and controversial. This book does something remarkable: it promotes insight over animosity in understanding the complex reality of guns in America. It challenges firearms skeptics, entertains enthusiasts, and informs the uncommitted by taking readers on a surprising journey inside gun culture.

A lifelong liberal from the San Francisco Bay Area, David Yamane became a new gun owner as a 42-year-old and embarked on an immersive twelve-year study of American gun culture. Weaving together his personal experiences and sociological observations to explain why guns make sense to those who own them, he illuminates defensive gun ownership, the risk of negative outcomes associated with firearms, and what responsible gun ownership looks like in the twenty-first century. This book lowers the heat on America's inflamed arguments about firearms and models the civil discussions we desperately need.

About the Author

David Yamane is a professor of sociology at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and is a nationally recognized scholarly authority on American gun culture.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781476695877
ISBN-10: 1476695873
Publisher: Exposit Books
Publication Date: June 1st, 2024
Pages: 213
Language: English

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