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Table of Contents Acknowledgements 1 Preface 4 Part I: The Anthropology of Gun Enthusiasm 15 Chapter One. Introduction: Guns in America 16 Chapter Two. The World of Gun Enthusiasm 46 Chapter Three. Cowboy Action Shooting 77 Part II: The Meanings of Guns 101 Chapter Four. Citizen Soldiers 102 Chapter Five. Cowboy Lawmen 146 Chapter Six. Tough Americans 180 Chapter Seven. Conclusions 229 Appendix. Methods 296
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Firearms ownership United States, Firearms owners United States, Firearms Social aspects United States, Shooting United States, Subculture United States