Talking Gun Culture on In Sickness and In Health Podcast
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Talking Gun Culture on In Sickness and In Health Podcast

Most podcasts on which I appear are streamed and recorded live. Celine Gounder’s podcast, by contrast, is more highly produced. She interviewed me in early April for the new season of “In Sickness and In Health” which focuses on gun violence. When she reached out to me, I made clear that my scholarly expertise is … Continue reading

What a Study Military Small Arms Innovation Has to Teach Us About Civilian Defensive Firearms: Defining the Battlefield (2 of 3)
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What a Study Military Small Arms Innovation Has to Teach Us About Civilian Defensive Firearms: Defining the Battlefield (2 of 3)

This is the second of three planned posts reflecting on the civilian defensive firearms lessons to be learned from Matthew Ford’s book about military small arms innovations. Yesterday I wrote about balancing competing features of weapons, ballistic science and lethality. PART 2 of 3 DEFINING THE BATTLEFIELD Looming large throughout Ford’s book is the point … Continue reading

What a Study Military Small Arms Innovation Has to Teach Us About Civilian Defensive Firearms: Balancing Competing Features, Ballistic Science and Lethality (1 of 3)
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What a Study Military Small Arms Innovation Has to Teach Us About Civilian Defensive Firearms: Balancing Competing Features, Ballistic Science and Lethality (1 of 3)

Yesterday I posted about Matthew Ford’s book, Weapon of Choice: Small Arms and the Culture of Military Innovation (Oxford University Press, 2017). I noted that I am not a gear guy, a rifle guy, a military guy, and certainly not a military rifle guy. My interest in reading the book is what it may teach … Continue reading

Conversation about pocket pistols
Concealed Carry / Firearms / Personal Defense

Conversation about pocket pistols

Originally posted on tacticalprofessor:
Chris Baker of Lucky Gunner was so kind as to interview me about pocket pistols and their role in Personal Protection at the 2018 Rangemaster Tactical Conference. https://youtu.be/Cv6PxB2TqLM It was an interesting interview and he makes a number of worthwhile points in the video. I’m actually looking forward to the series…

Add a Colt to Your Motoring Equipment
Concealed Carry / Fear / Firearms / Guns and Gear / Personal Defense

Add a Colt to Your Motoring Equipment

Although the entire premise of this blog and my research on Gun Culture 2.0 more generally is that self-defense and concealed carry have been become the core of American gun culture, I do recognize that self-defense and concealed carry have always been a part of American gun culture. Even in the late 18th and early … Continue reading

Commentary on Jennifer Carlson’s book Citizen-Protectors
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Commentary on Jennifer Carlson’s book Citizen-Protectors

Last year I was invited to serve as one of the “critics” in an “author-meets-critics” session at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in Montreal. The author in question is someone whose work I admire, Jennifer Carlson, so I gladly accepted. Putting together my list of top books on guns in America, I … Continue reading