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Good Guys with GunsThe Appeal and Consequences of Concealed Carry$
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Angela Stroud

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781469627892

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627892.001.0001

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(p.1) 1 Introduction
Good Guys with Guns

Angela Stroud

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter lays out the basic arguments offered by those who support concealed handgun policies, including the threat of mass shootings and other violent crimes, and it details the background debates that emerged in Texas when CHLs were first introduced. Licensing rates over time are analysed, and data on gun ownership and attitudes toward gun policies are discussed. The NRA’s impact on gun culture is examined through an analysis of how the organization constructs threats from above in the form of government overreach and threats from below via crime. It also includes a description of theoretical frameworks related to race, class, gender, and fear of crime that are used in the analysis and of the research methods employed.

Keywords:   Concealed Handguns, Texas, Gun Ownership, Gun Attitudes, Mass Shootings, Crime, Fear of Crime, Licensing Rates, Research Methods, Theoretical Frameworks

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