Race, age, and gun ownership in gun policy groups' Facebook posts

From Warped Narratives: Distortion in the Framing of Gun Policy by Melissa K. Merry

  • Both gun control and gun rights groups rarely mentioned race. Age was more frequently mentioned, especially by gun control groups. Gun rights groups placed greater emphasis on gun owners than did gun control groups.
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  • Political Science:Political Communication
  • Political Science:Public Policy
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  • 2008-2017
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  • Figure 5.4. Percentages of gun policy groups’ Facebook posts mentioning race, age, and gun ownership