History of Concealed Carry in North Carolina, Part 3: The 1879 Ban
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History of Concealed Carry in North Carolina, Part 3: The 1879 Ban

As noted yesterday, in its 1875 Constitutional Amendments, North Carolina gave its General Assembly the ability to enact “penal statutes against” the practice of carrying concealed weapons. Not surprisingly, having given themselves the Constitutional green light, it was not long before the North Carolina General Assembly did just that. In on July 1, 1879 it … Continue reading

History of Concealed Carry in North Carolina, Part 2: Anti-Concealed Carry Constitutional Amendment (1875)
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History of Concealed Carry in North Carolina, Part 2: Anti-Concealed Carry Constitutional Amendment (1875)

As discussed in my previous post, North Carolina’s 1868 convention modified the state’s constitutional language concerning the right to bear arms by incorporating language concerning a “well-regulated militia” from the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. In 1875, however, North Carolina Democrats (Conservatives) conspired to call another convention to roll back some … Continue reading

On Education, Persuasion, and the Limits of Empirical Evidence in Shaping Beliefs about Guns
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On Education, Persuasion, and the Limits of Empirical Evidence in Shaping Beliefs about Guns

As I noted in looking back on my Sociology of Guns seminar, I aspired to promote reasoned discussion about the positive and negative role of guns in society based on the best available information. I wanted students to think like social scientists about guns, but I also wanted them to better understand their personal beliefs, … Continue reading

Seventh and Final End of Class Student Reflection on the Role Guns Should Play in Society
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Seventh and Final End of Class Student Reflection on the Role Guns Should Play in Society

This is the seventh and final end of class student reflection paper from my Sociology of Guns seminar from Fall 2015. You can also read the first reflection (with background information on the actual assignment), second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth reflections. This author’s initial reflection is available is available as well. By Lee Mendenhall … Continue reading

Fifth End of Class Student Reflection on the Role Guns Should Play in Society
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Fifth End of Class Student Reflection on the Role Guns Should Play in Society

This is the fifth of several end of class student reflection papers I will be posting. You can also read the first reflection (with background information on the actual assignment), second, third, and fourth. This author’s initial reflection is available as well, as is his research paper on police militarization. By Hayden Abene This course … Continue reading