The American concealed weapon carry movement, consisting largely of political amateurs, has succeeded in changing the direction of gun control policy in the U.S. in the last two decades, overcoming well-entrenched professional elites in the process. The movement succeeded because overlapping horizontal interpretive communities of a new American gun culture developed their own anti-media of communication, bypassing mainstream media systems, creating a new and politically potent informational sociology that works to their benefit.The prospect of liberalization of gun laws would have seemed wildy remote. ... First, a very few nonrestricted states where neither concealed nor open carry was ever banned to average citizens; for example, Vermonta#39;s lawmakers apparentlyanbsp;...
|Title||:||Rise of the Anti-media|
|Author||:||Brian Anse Patrick|
|Publisher||:||Rowman & Littlefield - 2010|