Police and Guns in the Age of Concealed Carry: with University of Arizona sociology professor Jennifer Carlson

Lecture | March 15 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Social Science Matrix (8th floor)

 Jennifer Carlson, University of Arizona

 Human Rights Center

Police officers have long been sought-after allies for gun control advocates, but a 2017 Pew Report finds that police favor gun rights over gun control by a 3-1 margin. These poll data might lead many to wonder–wouldn’t permissive gun laws put police at a disadvantage? The University of Arizona’s Jennifer Carlson has conducted extensive interviews with both law enforcement officers and gun owners who practice concealed carry. She breaks down how guns are not only part of the American legal framework, but also deeply embedded within the American character.

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