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Citizen-ProtectorsThe Everyday Politics of Guns in an Age of Decline$
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Jennifer Carlson

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199347551

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347551.001.0001

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Policing Guns, Profiling People

Policing Guns, Profiling People

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(p.114) 5 Policing Guns, Profiling People
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Citizen-Protectors
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Jennifer Carlson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347551.003.0005

This chapter examines how experiences of racial profiling and other kinds of intensive police attention intersect with gun carry to produce a distinct gun politics among men of color and open carriers. The chapter opens by situating the experiences of gun carriers of color within the broader context of racial profiling and then explores how unwanted police attention, even among white gun carriers, produces a version of pro-gun politics in which public law enforcement is viewed not only as inadequate protectors but also rights-violators. Attending to the meanings that guns take on in relation to the race and gender identities of their carriers, this chapter looks at how these gun carriers use firearms—sometimes in confrontation with police—to assert themselves as lawful citizens and to compel public law enforcement to recognize their rights as such.

Keywords:   gun politics, Public Law Enforcement, racial profiling, race, Open Carry, citizenship, social insecurity, masculinity, Detroit/Michigan

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