An Ethnographic Study of US Gun Ownership

Joe Anderson

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This post comes to us from the original founders of the UCSD Gun Violence Intervention Group at UC San Diego, Joe Anderson. Joe writes to us from Edinburgh University in Scotland, where he is pursuing his PhD in Anthropology, and will be coming back to San Diego in 2016 to conduct further fieldwork in the topic of gun violence. (Note: This post was created prior to the events that have occurred this week in South Carolina, where we send our deepest sympathies).


The UCSD Gun Violence Intervention Group was accepted to the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) this Spring 2015 with initiatives to develop and teach a gun violence education curriculum to all 50 San Diego middle schools.


The CGI U 2015 meeting brought together more than 1,000 innovative student leaders to make Commitments to Action in CGI U’s five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health.