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Author Hassett-Walker, Connie

Title Guns on the Internet : Online Gun Communities, First Amendment Protections, and the Search for Common Ground on Gun Control
Published Milton : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (159 pages)
Contents Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- List of tables -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- 1. Introduction -- Key Points in the Gun Control Debate -- Gun Subculture: Homophily, Sharing, Signaling, Reinforcing -- Online Subculture, Generally and Gun-Related -- Prior Research on Online Crime, Deviance, and Guns (and Gun Advocacy) -- Focus of this Book -- Some Caveats -- Notes -- References -- Cases -- PART I: The Tour: Guns, the Internet and Social Media -- 2. How Gun Owners Use Social Media and the Internet -- Gun Owner Survey -- Use of Social Media and the Internet -- Facebook Usage: Homophily, Sharing and Signaling, and Reinforcing -- YouTube Usage -- Twitter Usage -- Perceived Influence of the Internet and Social Media on the Second Amendment Debate -- The Take-Away About Gun Owners' Usage of the Internet and Social Media -- Representativeness of the Survey Findings -- A Concluding Comment -- Notes -- References -- 3. Gun Owner Communities on the Internet -- Suzie Sportswoman on Facebook -- Chronology of Postings and Community Responses to Postings -- Facebook Friends and the Community Groups of Suzie Sportswoman's FB Friends -- Membership in Facebook Closed Groups for Gun Rights and Gun Control -- Gun Videos on YouTube -- Gun-Related Forums -- The Take-Away About Gun Owner Social Media Communities -- Notes -- References -- 4. Politicians and Lobbyists Online Talking Guns -- Advocacy Organizations on Facebook -- Gun Rights and Gun Control Blogs -- Comparing the NRA, GOA and Brady Blogs -- Searching Terms across the Blogs -- How the 2016 Presidential Candidates Did and Didn't Tweet about Guns after a Shooting -- Do the Internet and Social Media Influence the Debate Over Gun Control? Advocates and Legislators in their Own Words
The Take-Away on Lobby Organizations, Politicians/Legislators, Guns and Social Media -- Notes -- References -- 5. Women in Online Gun Subculture -- How Many Women Gun Owners are There? Why do Women use Guns? -- Signaling and Reinforcing that Women Who Shoot are Feminine and Non-Threatening -- Signaling and Reinforcing Women as Mothers and Victims -- Images of Women and Guns on Social Media -- Other Gun-Related Objectification and Courting of Women Online -- The Take-Away About Women in Online Gun Subculture -- Notes -- References -- PART II: First Amendment Protections for Gun-Related Online Content: Balancing the Right to Free Speech with the Need for Public Safety -- 6. The First Amendment and the Internet -- Protected Speech or Not? Pre-Internet First Amendment Court Cases -- Protecting vs. Restricting Online Speech -- Protecting vs. Restricting Hate Speech -- Libraries and Protecting vs. Restricting Obscenity -- Protecting vs. Restricting Speech That May Lead to Violence or Murder -- Applying the Above-Presented Framework to Gun-Related Online Speech -- Notes -- References -- Cases -- 7. Should YouTube Gun-Related Videos be Protected under the First Amendment's Free Speech Provisions? -- Searching Guns on YouTube -- Criteria 1 and 2: Political Speech, Marketplace of Ideas -- Criterion 3: Advocacy of Violence or Crime -- Criterion 4: Low Social Value -- The Take-Away: Gun Videos as Protected Speech -- Notes -- References -- 8. Purchasing and Talking Firearms Online -- Legal Questions Posed on Gun Owner Forums -- Notes -- References -- PART III: Finding Common Ground? -- 9. Finding Common Ground? -- Moving Forward: The 100 YouTube Video Challenge -- For the Gun Control Side: Some Pro-Gun Videos -- For the Gun Rights Side: Some Gun Violence and Other Videos -- "A beginning ends what an end begins." -- Notes -- References -- Index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Firearms ownership -- United States.
Gun control -- United States.
Internet -- Social aspects -- United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780429943645 (electronic bk)