Offense, Defense, or Both: Why Do Some Poor Minority Inner-City Youth Carry Guns?
Firearms / Personal Defense

Offense, Defense, or Both: Why Do Some Poor Minority Inner-City Youth Carry Guns?

As much as I have enjoyed my recent foray into recreational gun culture (hunting, target/sport shooting, and collecting), I am returning from my hiatus from thinking about guns in connection with violence because we are discussing violence in my Sociology of Guns seminar now. As I wrote previously, following James Wright, “most of the gun … Continue reading

Public Trust and the Warrior Ethos by Captain Charles Huth
Fear / Personal Defense

Public Trust and the Warrior Ethos by Captain Charles Huth

I have previously written about my reservations about both the “sheepdog” and “warrior” metaphors for civilian gun carriers. Recently some friends on Facebook shared a post on LinkedIn by Captain Chip Huth of the Kansas City (Missouri) Police Department called “Public Trust and the Warrior Ethos.” Although Huth addresses himself to law enforcement officers, I … Continue reading