Concealed Carry / Firearms / Personal Defense

It’s real!

Looks nicer than the cover of the advance copy I received. Looking forward to the final publication and seeing the response!

Citizen-Protectors Advance Copy

Jennifer Carlson, PhD

Just received a sneak-peak at the final cover of my book (which is available for pre-order on Amazon)!

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2 thoughts on “It’s real!

  1. Thanks for posting this. I am reading the book and think it is useful. Now does anyone know what motivates the group of people who like the ‘modern sporting rifles’ ? This seems like a different group than the people Carlson talks about especially the people who like to carry their rifles around also armed with cameras so they can be on the Internet.

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  2. The attention hounds, I think, are just that: people looking for attention. The people I take seriously in gun culture think of them as a joke at best (to put it bluntly) and harmful to the cause at worst. For example, Massad Ayoob on open carry: http://backwoodshome.com/blogs/MassadAyoob/2015/03/10/open-carry-whats-your-take/

    On the fascination with modern sporting rifles, you can find a sympathetic view in Dan Baum’s book “Gun Guys: A Road Trip,” especially chapter 1 called “Barbie for Men” and chapter 3 on “The iGun”. In addition, chapter 11 talks about 3-gun competition and chapter 15 (“Hogzilla”) on hunting wild hogs in Texas.

    A critical view can be found in James William Gibson’s “Warrior Dreams: Paramilitary Culture in Post-Vietnam America.” I’ve recently posted a couple of entries on his psych-sexual analysis of guns, but he makes a broader cultural argument about the effect of “losing” the war in Vietnam and the rise of paramilitary culture – of which the AR-15 is an important part.

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