Sociology of Guns Guest Speaker – John Johnston
Concealed Carry / Personal Defense / Training / Uncategorized

Sociology of Guns Guest Speaker – John Johnston

I was fortunate to have John Johnston of Ballistic Radio and Citizens Defense Research visit my Sociology of Guns class this semester during one of the two weeks we discussed concealed carry and armed self-defense. John engaged my students in a wide-ranging discussion of concealed carry classes as “training” and training for armed self-defense beyond … Continue reading

Is Arming Yourself a Rational Response to a Mass Public Shooting?
Concealed Carry / Fear / Firearms / Risk

Is Arming Yourself a Rational Response to a Mass Public Shooting?

I haven’t had time to write this up yet, but an underlying theme in academic studies of guns is that carrying a concealed firearm (and in some cases even owning one) is not a rational decision for most Americans under most circumstances. “Rational” here understood in the classical economic sense of maximizing benefits and minimizing … Continue reading

Tom Givens and Rangemaster – Collected Posts on Gun Culture 2.0 Blog
Concealed Carry / My Experience / Personal Defense / Training

Tom Givens and Rangemaster – Collected Posts on Gun Culture 2.0 Blog

As I have done for my posts on the civilian gun training industry, Col. Jeff Cooper/Gunsite, the USCCA Concealed Carry Expo, the NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits, gun ownership statistics, Rob Pincus, and Gabe Suarez, this page provides convenient access to continually updated links to all my posts about Tom Givens and Rangemaster. Links below … Continue reading

Gabe Suarez – Collected Posts from Gun Culture 2.0 Blog
Concealed Carry / Firearms / My Experience / Personal Defense / Risk / Training

Gabe Suarez – Collected Posts from Gun Culture 2.0 Blog

As I have done for my posts on the civilian gun training industry, Col. Jeff Cooper/Gunsite, the USCCA Concealed Carry Expo, the NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits, gun ownership statistics, and Rob Pincus, this page provides convenient access to continually updated links to all my posts about Gabe Suarez. Links below are in reverse chronological … Continue reading