Publication Alert: “The First Rule of Gunfighting is Have a Gun: Technologies of Concealed Carry in Gun Culture 2.0”
Books / Firearms / My Experience

Publication Alert: “The First Rule of Gunfighting is Have a Gun: Technologies of Concealed Carry in Gun Culture 2.0”

I have said it before, on this blog and in scholarly publications (also here), but I will say it again: It is no exaggeration to say that sociologists are only interested in guns and gun culture to the extent that they are related to crime, violence, and social inequality. Now, to be fair, sociologists are … Continue reading

Why Gun Violence Prevention Advocates Should Drop the Language of “Common Sense”
Law and Policy / Media / My Experience

Why Gun Violence Prevention Advocates Should Drop the Language of “Common Sense”

As I noted yesterday, I was a guest recently on the Texas Public Radio live call-in program “The Source.” Throughout the show, the host David Martin Davies referred to “common sense” gun laws and fortunately, before the show ended, I was able to formulate a thought in response: If we want to build some consensus, … Continue reading

Final Reflections on Alliance Police Training Shoothouse Course
My Experience / Training

Final Reflections on Alliance Police Training Shoothouse Course

Prior to attending the shoothouse course at Alliance Police Training organized by Paul Carlson of Safety Solutions Academy and taught by Joe Weyer and Cory Hupp, such a course would have been low on my training priority list. Like many, I associated such courses with military and law enforcement rather than private citizens. Private citizens … Continue reading

Protecting Houses of Worship Seminar by U.S. Attorney’s Office – Eastern District of NC (Panel Discussion)
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Protecting Houses of Worship Seminar by U.S. Attorney’s Office – Eastern District of NC (Panel Discussion)

Following opening remarks by U.S. Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. and Rabbi Harley Karz-Wagman, and presentations on “Law Enforcement Support to Protecting Houses of Worship,” the public seminar on “Protecting Houses of Worship” sponsored by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina concluded with “Local Area Houses of Worship Discuss Security.” … Continue reading

Protecting Houses of Worship Seminar by U.S. Attorney’s Office – Eastern District of NC (Law Enforcement Support)
Faith / Fear

Protecting Houses of Worship Seminar by U.S. Attorney’s Office – Eastern District of NC (Law Enforcement Support)

The public seminar on “Protecting Houses of Worship” sponsored by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina was composed of two main sessions: “Law Enforcement Support to Protecting Houses of Worship” and “Local Area Houses of Worship Discuss Security.” The first presenter in the first session was Greenville Police Sergeant Mike … Continue reading