Factual Errors in the Gunning of America: Is this Scholarly History or Polemic?

12 Pages Posted: 15 Jun 2016 Last revised: 3 Sep 2017

Date Written: June 14, 2016

Abstract

Pamela Haag’s The Gunning of America: Business and the Making of American Gun Culture (Basic Books, 2015) makes the argument that gun culture was developed largely through vigorous marketing of guns to people that neither needed nor wanted them. Examination of some of Haag’s factual statements demonstrate errors that cast doubt on either her research quality or honesty. Her conclusions are therefore suspect, except as an unlikely coincidence.

Keywords: guns, history

Suggested Citation

Cramer, Clayton E., Factual Errors in the Gunning of America: Is this Scholarly History or Polemic? (June 14, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2795745 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2795745

Clayton E. Cramer (Contact Author)

College of Western Idaho ( email )

5500 East Opportunity Drive
Nampa, ID 83687
United States

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