Sociology of Guns Seminar Student Final Reflection Paper, 2018 (5 of 5)

Gun Culture 2.0

This is the fifth and final student end-of-class reflection paper from my Sociology of Guns seminar at Wake Forest University.

This is one of my brightest students this semester — I also posted her seminar paper on hunting recently — and she makes some interesting observations about the guest lecture in class by Rob Pincus. (Which reminds me, I need to post about that.)

For reference, the assignment was: In this final essay, you will revisit your previous personal experience with and understanding of guns in the U.S. (as expressed, e.g., in the field trip reflection essay) in light of your consideration of the role guns actually do play in American society. Reflecting on what you learned from completing your major writing assignment, as well as the class more generally, discuss how your mind has (and/or has not) changed. Conclude this paper by considering what more you need to…

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