Thoughts on Outdoor Channel’s “Elite Tactical Unit: S.W.A.T.” and the Militarization of American Society
Firearms / Media

Thoughts on Outdoor Channel’s “Elite Tactical Unit: S.W.A.T.” and the Militarization of American Society

My recent reading of Radley Balko’s The Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces (PublicAffairs, 2013) led me to re-view the Outdoor Channel series “Elite Tactical Unit: S.W.A.T” (hereafter “ETU”) from a very different perspective than my initial viewing. Outdoor Channel describes the show on its website this way: Elite Tactical … Continue reading

Gun Violence: A Campus and Community Discussion at Winston-Salem State University
Firearms

Gun Violence: A Campus and Community Discussion at Winston-Salem State University

On Thursday evening, 19 September 2013, a “campus and community discussion” on gun violence convened at the Dillard Auditorium on the campus of Winston-Salem State University (WSSU). Jointly sponsored by WSSU, Wake Forest University, Wake Forest School of Medicine, and Salem College, the event was originally conceived by members of the Sociology Club at WSSU. … Continue reading

State Constitutional Language on Regulating Arms and Concealed Carry
Concealed Carry / Firearms

State Constitutional Language on Regulating Arms and Concealed Carry

In a previous post I highlighted the fact that 44 of 50 state constitutions contain language protecting the right to keep and bear arms (RKBA), often going beyond the federal constitutional language to make abundantly clear that the right is an individual one and not a collective right tied to militia service. Also, several states … Continue reading