Collected Posts on the USCCA Concealed Carry Expo 2016
Concealed Carry / Guns and Gear / My Experience

Collected Posts on the USCCA Concealed Carry Expo 2016

Before there was the NRA Personal Protection Expo, there was the United States Concealed Carry Association Concealed Carry Expo. I attended the expo in 2016 in Atlanta and have posted a number of times about my experience there. This page collects those other posts here for ease of access: Women’s Panel Discussion at the USCCA … Continue reading

Blowback from #GVP #GunSense Advocate on My Road Rage and Guns Comments in Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Concealed Carry / Firearms / Media

Blowback from #GVP #GunSense Advocate on My Road Rage and Guns Comments in Fort Worth Star-Telegram

I have to take a break from my series of posts on the civilian gun training industry to address some blowback I received for comments I made that were printed in a story about road rage and guns in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Back in February (5 months ago), I had a fairly lengthy and … Continue reading

Gun Culture 2.0 Posts on the Private Citizen (or Civilian) Gun Training Industry (or Community)
Concealed Carry / My Experience / Personal Defense / Training

Gun Culture 2.0 Posts on the Private Citizen (or Civilian) Gun Training Industry (or Community)

This page collects my posts on the private citizen (i.e., civilian) gun training industry (or community). These posts offer my initial reflections on the topic as part of my ongoing research. Therefore, I welcome readers’ reactions, responses, references, elaborations, and corrections. My recent set of posts on the rise and organization of the civilian gun … Continue reading

Exploring America’s Complex Relationship with Guns (Pew Research Center), Part 3 – Gun Carrying and Defensive Use
Concealed Carry / Firearms / Personal Defense

Exploring America’s Complex Relationship with Guns (Pew Research Center), Part 3 – Gun Carrying and Defensive Use

Continuing on with my exploration of the Pew Research Center’s new report, America’s Complex Relationship with Guns, here I get closer to the heart of Gun Culture 2.0 — the new version of America’s historic gun culture, one now centered on armed self-defense and particularly concealed carry. As I told the Pew Research Center staff … Continue reading

Apparently the NRA is Now Selling “Murder Insurance”
Concealed Carry / Personal Defense

Apparently the NRA is Now Selling “Murder Insurance”

According to a gun control group I have never heard of until this media campaign, the companies underwriting the new NRA Carry Guard “insurance” plan,  Chubb and Lockton, are actually selling “murder insurance.” And they should stop doing so. (Not sure why Guns Down America is not all over Lockton Affinity for also administering Second … Continue reading