Free Scholarship on Guns in America


Earlier today we posted a syllabus on guns in America.  One of our readers directed me to a Project Muse website called Muse in Focus: Addressing Gun Violence.

Here is what it is all about:

Gun violence remains a pervasive public health crisis in the United States. As the country grows all too familiar with the cycle of violence, mourning, and inaction that takes place after any mass shooting, evidence-based research from experts and scholars is essential for any meaningful policy solutions to take place. In this spirit, and in collaboration with our publishers, we have decided to temporarily open up select content on Project MUSE that address the complex challenge of gun violence.

“MUSE in Focus: Addressing Gun Violence” is a selection of recent scholarship from Project MUSE publishers on gun violence, its effect throughout the culture, and its possible solutions. Our hope is that bringing these pieces together, and broadening their reach beyond the limits of our subscribing institutions, will help to inform the policymakers responsible for solving this crisis, as well as to educate researchers and other concerned citizens who seek evidence-based work on this topic.

Click here to access books published by Johns Hopkins University Press, University of Michigan Press, University of Massachusetts Press, University of North Carolina Press, Penn State University Press, Michigan State University Press, and University of Pennsylvania Press.   Authors/editors include Saul Cornell, Craig Rood, Angela Stroud, Nathan Kozuskanich, and Michael Hogan.

2 thoughts on “Free Scholarship on Guns in America

  1. I read what is essentially this piece in a Joseph Ellis book.

    It makes sense that the second amendment’s statement of a right of the people to bear arms is a collective, not individual, right to calm the state’s fear of a strong national army rather than their own militias to protect them.
    Their were firearm restrictions in various places I think shortly after the passage of the amendments without a howling of gun rights advocates.


  2. All I can say is whoever took that picture (presumably on his living room floor, given the ironing board foot in the background) had better have a Class 3 Full-Auto License if those are fully functional.

    At top left on its bipod is an FN “Minimi” light machine gun, the standard M249 squad LMG of the American Army (and some others). The three beside it are an M4 Carbine (current model of the M16), another one I can’t positively ID but (from the receiver) looks like an M4 variant, and an H&K MP5 submachine gun (standard SMG of German Poleizei). The one at the far right is a short concealable variant of the MP5, the MP5Kurz (“Shorty”) used for undercover work.

    This is either a serious Class 3 collector or they’re airsoft or non-functionals.


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