The Future of Concealed Carry in the United States, Part 2 – Permitless Carry?
Concealed Carry / Firearms

The Future of Concealed Carry in the United States, Part 2 – Permitless Carry?

Several months ago I wrote about the future of concealed carry in the US, prompted by Kansas becoming the 6th state to allow (as of July 15, 2015) permitless carry. I wondered whether we were entering into a 4th stage in the development of concealed weapons laws centered on the expansion of permitless carry. And … Continue reading

An Alternative View on Home Depot Shooter by Sean Sorrentino
Firearms / Media / Personal Defense

An Alternative View on Home Depot Shooter by Sean Sorrentino

Reader, blogger, podcaster, and general provocateur Sean Sorrentino commented on my previous post concerning Tatiana Duva-Rodriguez, the armed citizen who was charged recently for shooting at a fleeing shoplifting suspect at a Detroit-area Home Depot. Sorrentino makes some very good points here, including that Duva-Rodriguez has only been CHARGED not convicted, and wondering why gun … Continue reading

Decent New York Times Article on Detroit Home Depot Vigilante Tatiana Duva-Rodriguez
Concealed Carry / Firearms / Media / Personal Defense

Decent New York Times Article on Detroit Home Depot Vigilante Tatiana Duva-Rodriguez

I don’t always read New York Times articles even on topics of interest to me because they are frequently so biased, but a colleague forwarded me a link to a follow-up story about the woman — now identified as 46-year old Tatiana Duva-Rodriguez — who shot at a fleeing shoplifter’s car at a suburban Detroit … Continue reading

Citizen-Protector Gone Wild Redux: Civilian fires gun at suspected Big R shoplifters
Concealed Carry / Firearms / Personal Defense

Citizen-Protector Gone Wild Redux: Civilian fires gun at suspected Big R shoplifters

I used ţo live in South Bend, Indiana and visited Elkhart often so this recent news story caught my eye. Like Tatiana Duva-Rodriguez, who is now being charged with a misdemeanor for firing shots at a fleeing shoplifter in suburban Detroit, this person obviously did not attend the law of self defense university. ELKHART — … Continue reading

Michigan Home Depot CPL Shooter: Exceptional But Increasingly Likely?
Concealed Carry / Firearms / Media / Personal Defense

Michigan Home Depot CPL Shooter: Exceptional But Increasingly Likely?

I have written a couple of times previously (here and here) about the idea that some who have licenses to carry concealed weapons today extend their role beyond the right of self-defense to a DUTY TO PROTECT others, including strangers. Even if those with concealed carry permits (by design) are less likely in general to … Continue reading

The National Rifle Association, Gun Politics, and Gun Culture in 1929
Concealed Carry / Firearms / Media

The National Rifle Association, Gun Politics, and Gun Culture in 1929

I love looking at old gun magazines, catalogs, and other publications. They give us a direct window onto the past in a way that written histories do not. Of course we need to understand that magazines are published by particular people for particular purposes and so are not simply mirrors of reality. But looking at … Continue reading