Gun Crusaders: The NRA’s Culture War by Scott Melzer

By Scott Melzer

Nothing inspires pictures of the yankee frontier and a pick-yourself-up-by-the-bootstraps view of freedom and independence fairly like weapons. Gun Crusaders is an engaging inside of examine how the four-million member nationwide Rifle organization and its dedicated individuals come to work out every gun keep an eye on chance as a step down the trail in the direction of gun confiscation, and at last socialism. Enlivened by way of a wealthy research of NRA fabrics, conferences, chief speeches, and specific in-depth interviews with NRA participants, Gun Crusaders makes a speciality of how the NRA constructs and perceives threats to gun rights as yet another assault in a large liberal cultural battle. Scott Melzer exhibits that the NRA promotes a nostalgic imaginative and prescient of frontier masculinity, wherein gun rights defenders are obvious as patriots and freedom opponents, protecting now not the liberty of faith, however the faith of person rights and freedoms.

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