John Correia of Active Self Protection: Preaching the Gospel of Armed Self-Defense
Faith / Firearms / Training

John Correia of Active Self Protection: Preaching the Gospel of Armed Self-Defense

Although I was disappointed that I wasn’t able to observe Mike Seeklander’s instructor development course in New Mexico in November, a silver lining was that I got to spend a few days in Phoenix visiting with some of the amazing gun culture people/businesses there, like Wilderness Tactical Products, Haley Strategic Partners, and Cecil Burch of … Continue reading

Gun Culture 2.0 Posts About Col. Jeff Cooper and Gunsite
Books / Faith / Fear / Firearms / My Experience / Personal Defense

Gun Culture 2.0 Posts About Col. Jeff Cooper and Gunsite

This page provides convenient access to links to all my posts about Col. Jeff Cooper and Gunsite Academy, in reverse chronological order (i.e., newest first). The Combat Triad: How Gunsite Has Changed Its Mind(set) Whither the Weaver Stance and the 1911 Heavy-Duty Self-Loading Pistol at Gunsite? Updating the Modern Technique of the Pistol at Gunsite … 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

Awash in a Sea of Faith and Firearms: PBS to Air “The Armor of Light” Documentary on May 10
Faith / Firearms / Media

Awash in a Sea of Faith and Firearms: PBS to Air “The Armor of Light” Documentary on May 10

Unique among the industrial democracies of the modern West, the United States is both “awash in a sea of faith” (to quote historian Jon Butler) and awash in a sea of firearms (as we know from the Small Arms Survey). I have a scholarly paper forthcoming in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion that empirically … Continue reading