A Rational Profile of Gun Owners & the Bias Against Them

The reports of this recent study not only up-end dopey stereotypes of gun owners, but show that the bias against them is a hurdle blocking rational debate among the academic classes. “One colleague [of the ethnographer] said she was performing a ‘social service by researching “such disgusting people.”’ Another said that unless Kohn acknowledged the ‘inherent pathology’ of gun enthusiasm, she was disrespecting victims of gun violence.”

Posted by Matthew Hogan at February 18, 2005 8:54 AM