Guns and Fear: A One Way Street?

Surveys show that more than one half of gun owners report owning their firearm for self-protection. Although research has examined the effect of fear of crime on gun ownership, the issue of reciprocity and temporal order has been largely ignored. Furthermore, the...

Who wants a gun license?

This article examines factors related to the plan to purchase a license to carry a concealed weapon in Kentucky. Routine activity and lifestyle theory provide a framework for analysis. Data for the project were collected by telephone interviews conducted in Jefferson...