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Good Guys with Guns: The Appeal and Consequences of Concealed Carry

Angela Stroud


Although the rate of gun ownership in U.S. households has declined from an estimated 50 percent in 1970 to approximately 32 percent today, Americans' propensity for carrying concealed firearms has risen sharply in recent years. Today, more than 11 million Americans hold concealed handgun licenses, an increase from 4.5 million in 2007. Yet, despite increasing numbers of firearms and expanding opportunities for gun owners to carry concealed firearms in public places, we know little about the reasons for obtaining a concealed carry permit or what a publicly armed citizenry means for society. Ange ... More

Keywords: Guns, Firearms, Concealed Carry, Handgun Licenses, Concealed Weapons, Gun Policy, Social Justice, Sociology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781469627892
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627892.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Angela Stroud, author