Gun Culture in Action

Exploring the symbolic meaning of guns in the United States may be one the best ways to approach theoretical questions concerning the effect of “culture in action” because it focuses on a single object—the gun—which brims with symbolic power far beyond its physical...

Are Household Firearms Stored Safely? It Depends on Whom You Ask

Objective. To determine gun storage practices in gun-owning households with children. Design. National random digit-dial telephone survey of 2521 households conducted in March 1999 through July 1999. This study uses a subsample of 434 households with children <18...