By Scott Melzer
Nothing inspires pictures of the yank frontier and a pick-yourself-up-by-the-bootstraps view of freedom and independence really like weapons. Gun Crusaders is an interesting inside of examine how the four-million member nationwide Rifle organization and its devoted contributors come to determine every gun keep watch over probability as a step down the trail in the direction of gun confiscation, and at last socialism. Enlivened by way of a wealthy research of NRA fabrics, conferences, chief speeches, and specific in-depth interviews with NRA participants, Gun Crusaders makes a speciality of how the NRA constructs and perceives threats to gun rights as another assault in a huge liberal cultural struggle. Scott Melzer exhibits that the NRA promotes a nostalgic imaginative and prescient of frontier masculinity, wherein gun rights defenders are visible as patriots and freedom warring parties, protecting now not the liberty of faith, however the faith of person rights and freedoms.
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Gun Crusaders: The NRA’s Culture War by Scott Melzer