Exploring America’s Complex Relationship with Guns (Pew Research Center), Part 4 – Other Involvement in Gun Culture
Firearms / Fun / Shooting Sports

Exploring America’s Complex Relationship with Guns (Pew Research Center), Part 4 – Other Involvement in Gun Culture

Reasons for owning, getting into, carrying and shooting guns — topics of my first three posts about the Pew Research Center’s new report, Exploring America’s Complex Relationship with Guns — are good indicators of involvement in American gun culture. But in consulting with the Pew team as they were designing their survey, I also suggested … Continue reading

Exploring America’s Complex Relationship with Guns (Pew Research Center), Part 1 – Reasons for Gun Ownership
Firearms / Personal Defense / Shooting Sports

Exploring America’s Complex Relationship with Guns (Pew Research Center), Part 1 – Reasons for Gun Ownership

On June 22nd, while I was deeply immersed in my observations of a 250 Defensive Pistol course at Gunsite Academy, the Pew Research Center released a research report called America’s Complex Relationship with Guns. I was particularly interested in the report because back in February I consulted with the Pew Research Center team about my … Continue reading

Tidbits from The American Rifleman, July 1927
Firearms / Fun / Media / Personal Defense / Shooting Sports

Tidbits from The American Rifleman, July 1927

I have mentioned previously that part of documenting the rise of Gun Culture 2.0 is an analysis of changes in the themes present in gun advertising over time. To that end, I have been collecting one randomly selected issue of The American Rifleman per year for the past 100 years. A bunch arrived recently. The … Continue reading

Meeting A Gun Sensei in California Gold Country
Concealed Carry / Firearms / Fun / My Experience / Personal Defense / Shooting Sports

Meeting A Gun Sensei in California Gold Country

One of the fun and/or frustrating aspects of doing truly open-ended research — that is, data collection and analysis that does not have a predetermined correct answer — is you never know what you are going to discover along the way. A recent expedition to California is a case in point. I traveled to the … Continue reading