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Bloomberg’s The Trace, Race, Crime, and Concealed Carry in Chicago
Concealed Carry / Media

Bloomberg’s The Trace, Race, Crime, and Concealed Carry in Chicago

For some time I have been meaning to write about concealed carry and race in connection with my reading of Jennifer Carlson’s book, Citizen-Protectors, but it just keeps getting away from me. This morning an email digest from the Bloomberg-funded  “independent, nonprofit news organization dedicated to expanding coverage of guns in the United States” reminded … Continue reading

Review of Adam Winkler’s Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America – The Best Single Volume Treatment of Guns in America
Books / Firearms

Review of Adam Winkler’s Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America – The Best Single Volume Treatment of Guns in America

I read Adam Winkler’s Gunfight (W.W. Norton, 2011) months ago, but haven’t gotten around to posting about it until now because I got so much out of it. Nearly 9,000 words covering 20 single-spaced pages of notes, to be specific. So, these brief thoughts won’t do complete justice to the book. My main takeaway: This … Continue reading

Meeting A Gun Sensei in California Gold Country
Concealed Carry / Firearms / Fun / My Experience / Personal Defense / Shooting Sports

Meeting A Gun Sensei in California Gold Country

One of the fun and/or frustrating aspects of doing truly open-ended research — that is, data collection and analysis that does not have a predetermined correct answer — is you never know what you are going to discover along the way. A recent expedition to California is a case in point. I traveled to the … Continue reading

North Carolina Concealed Permit Course/Training Requirements Compared to Virginia
Concealed Carry / My Experience / Personal Defense

North Carolina Concealed Permit Course/Training Requirements Compared to Virginia

In April 2015, a North Carolina certified concealed carry instructor, Larry Wegman of FTA-Firearms, contacted a Raleigh area television station about people using the Virginia non-resident option to get around the course/training requirements of the North Carolina concealed handgun permit. As noted in my last post, Wegman was particularly concerned about the ability to satisfy … Continue reading