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David Yamane is Professor of Sociology at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. For the first 20 years of his academic career, he specialized in the sociology of religion, a field in which he authored, co-authored, or edited 6 books and 2 major scholarly journals. In a departure from his previous work, Yamane became a student of guns in 2011. He is particularly interested in the new self-defense oriented core of American gun culture that Michael Bane calls “Gun Culture 2.0.” His review essay on “The Sociology of US Gun Culture” is available as a free download at onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/soc4.12497/full, and he blogs at gunculture2point0.com and guncurious.com.