Crimson Trace’s Interesting Banner at the NRA Annual Meeting
Firearms / Personal Defense

Crimson Trace’s Interesting Banner at the NRA Annual Meeting

Among the subtle but very misleading claims made by Evan Osnos in his previously mentioned New Yorker essay on the gun industry is his statement, “The centerpiece of the N.R.A. annual convention this year was the endorsement of Donald Trump for President.” Actually, the centerpiece of the NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits is always THE … Continue reading

Armed Citizens and Andrew Branca on The Law of Self-Defense
Books / Concealed Carry / Firearms / Media / My Experience / Personal Defense

Armed Citizens and Andrew Branca on The Law of Self-Defense

The June 27th issue of The New Yorker magazine includes a story by Evan Osnos called “Making a Killing: The Business and Politics of Selling Guns.”  Although it is framed by the usual anti-gun biases, it also includes some material of interest to Gun Culture 2.0. Notably, it tells the stories of Gerald Ung and … Continue reading

Responding to the Catholic News Service’s Call for Comment Post-Orlando
Faith / Firearms / Media

Responding to the Catholic News Service’s Call for Comment Post-Orlando

Among the responsibilities of the communications and external relations department of my university is to connect faculty experts with media working in their areas of expertise. So, after major events like the mass murders in San Bernardino and Orlando, my contact in that office usually asks me if I want to comment. For example, after … Continue reading