Gun rights and control are well-trodden subjects, with prior work supporting the right of citizens to own firearms, discussing the failure of gun control efforts, or warning about or exhorting citizen gun ownership, among other things. Although social media in their many forms have only come to dominate modern U.S. life during the past decade, there has been little academic exploration of gun owner communities on the Internet and social media. How do gun owners use social media? How do they meet other gun owners online? What do they talk about as relates to guns? With a massive and well-organized collection of support material, Guns on the Internet faces these questions with an unbiased approach that seeks a foundation for mutual understanding.
Formatted Contents Note
part, PART I The Tour: Guns, the Internet and Social Media chapter 1 Introduction chapter 2 How Gun Owners Use Social Media and the Internet chapter 3 Gun Owner Communities on the Internet chapter 4 Politicians and Lobbyists Online Talking Guns chapter 5 Women in Online Gun Subculture part, PART II First Amendment Protections for Gun-Related Online Content: Balancing the Right to Free Speech with the Need for Public Safety chapter 6 The First Amendment and the Internet chapter 7 Should YouTube Gun-Related Videos be Protected under the First Amendment's Free Speech Provisions? chapter 8 Purchasing and Talking Firearms Online part, PART III Finding Common Ground? chapter 9 Finding Common Ground?.