Reflections on 2013 National Rifle Association Annual Meeting (7 of 10): The Military
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Reflections on 2013 National Rifle Association Annual Meeting (7 of 10): The Military

I will have more to say about the NRA Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) Leadership Forum later, but there was one presentation that attempted to transcend the partisan politics that dominated the session. Major Dan Rooney is an F-16 fighter pilot and a Class A PGA golf professional. He established the Folds of Honor foundation … Continue reading

Reflections on 2013 National Rifle Association Annual Meeting (6 of 10): Free Seminars
Concealed Carry / Firearms / Personal Defense

Reflections on 2013 National Rifle Association Annual Meeting (6 of 10): Free Seminars

Although some events at the NRA annual meeting require paid tickets, there are a number of seminars and workshops that do not. These include NRA sponsored programs like a 3-day NRA pistol instructor training course for women, an NRA-ILA workshop on grassroots activism, and the 4-hour “Refuse to Be a Victim” seminar. Several targeted the … Continue reading

Reflections on 2013 National Rifle Association Annual Meeting (4 of 10): Guns, Gear, Gadgets
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Reflections on 2013 National Rifle Association Annual Meeting (4 of 10): Guns, Gear, Gadgets

The material dimension of any culture is important. Other students of gun culture have highlighted this previously, including Abigail Kohn in Shooters: Myths and Realities of America’s Gun Cultures, Jimmy Taylor in American Gun Culture: Collectors, Shows, and the Story of the Gun, and Joan Burbick in Gun Show Nation: Gun Culture and American Democracy. … Continue reading