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Survey on Attitudes Toward Concealed Carry Commissioned by Everytown for Gun Safety
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Survey on Attitudes Toward Concealed Carry Commissioned by Everytown for Gun Safety

57% of likely 2016 voters ‘support allowing citizens to carry concealed handguns in public, including 40% who strongly feel this way.’ I usually don’t take “research” produced or disseminated by Everytown for Gun Safety very seriously, but browsing around their site recently I came across a memorandum by Kevin Ingham of Strategies 360, a Seattle-based … Continue reading

The Future of Concealed Carry in the United States, Part 1
Concealed Carry / Firearms

The Future of Concealed Carry in the United States, Part 1

I have been on a little unintended hiatus from blogging because I have been spending more time recently trying to work on my book, Concealed Carry Nation: Understanding the Culture of Armed Citizenship in America. The first substantive chapter of the book covers the history of concealed weapons laws since the early 1800s, something I … Continue reading

The Problem with Averages in Understanding Guns, Violence, and Crime: No One Lives in “The United States”
Firearms

The Problem with Averages in Understanding Guns, Violence, and Crime: No One Lives in “The United States”

The problem with averages is that there is no “United States of America” when it comes to guns, violence, and crime, but many Americas. Some of these Americas – like my neighborhood in Winston-Salem – are more like our first world counterparts in the OECD, and some of them are more like the third world … Continue reading

Gun Digest Annual on Choosing a Handgun – Tips for Beginners
Books / Concealed Carry / Firearms / Media / Personal Defense

Gun Digest Annual on Choosing a Handgun – Tips for Beginners

When I first started getting into guns and gun culture, I turned to the new media for information, especially podcasts and my local on-line gun forums. From there I branched out to various gun websites, blogs, and YouTube channels. Unfortunately, because of the echo chamber quality of a lot of on-line content (insiders speaking to … Continue reading