2019 SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range
Firearms / Guns and Gear / Media / My Experience

2019 SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range

Much of my attention for the past two years has been on the “software” side of gun culture – mindset and training. Attending the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s annual Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show draws my attention back to “hardware,” the material dimension of gun culture. Thanks to my friend and SHOT Show … Continue reading

Attending the 2019 NSSF SHOT Show in Las Vegas
Firearms / Guns and Gear / Media

Attending the 2019 NSSF SHOT Show in Las Vegas

Those of you who follow me on social media (@gunculture2pt0 on Twitter and Instagram, as well as my GC2.0 Facebook page) know I just spent a week in Las Vegas covering the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s annual SHOT Show. Some background for those unfamiliar. The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) is the trade association for … 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