7 years (this week) and 700 posts ago, I started this blog. Initially, I wrote largely for myself. Somewhere along the way, people started reading what I had to say about guns and gun culture. More people than I could have imagined. This gives me confidence that I have something to say about the topic beyond the small group of scholars I am accustomed to talking to as a professor.
My confidence was tested in April when I had the opportunity give the lunchtime talk at the National Firearms Law Seminar in Indianapolis. More than anything I’ve written or said, “Gun Culture 2.0, or How a Liberal Professor Became an Armed American” offered a very personal perspective on how I got into guns and the study of gun culture. I also discussed some of the many lessons I have learned on my journey.
Thanks to John Correia (and Jon Macek) of Active Self Protection, a video of my talk exists, and thanks to Robin Lindner of RLI Media, that video is ready for the world to see. If you want to help me “out” myself as a gun owner, please watch and share this video widely!