8 Years Ago I Watched “Top Shot” – It Mattered
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8 Years Ago I Watched “Top Shot” – It Mattered

Facebook kindly reminded me yesterday morning that 8 years ago I was in Columbus, Georgia with my son for a tennis tournament. Passing time between matches by flipping through the channels on the TV, I made an important discovery. By dumb luck, I landed on a History Channel marathon showing back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back episodes of the inaugural … Continue reading

What is an Empirical Social Scientist to Do in the Wake of a Mass Murder?
Firearms / My Experience

What is an Empirical Social Scientist to Do in the Wake of a Mass Murder?

I had a difficult but illuminating interaction recently with a scholar who I like and whose work I appreciate. He posted a comment on Twitter in the wake of the Parkland, Florida school shooting that I didn’t think reflected his best sociological imagination with respect to guns and violence. I responded by saying so. He … Continue reading