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…

Distinguishing Responsibly Armed Citizens from Mere Gun Owners
Law and Policy / Personal Defense / Training

Distinguishing Responsibly Armed Citizens from Mere Gun Owners

In my last post, I thought about the distinction between good guys with gun and bad guys with guns, and whether we can make that distinction only after someone has acted good or bad with a gun (“By their fruits ye shall know them”). The most recent incident spurring these thoughts is the mattress-in-dumpster shooting … Continue reading

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

First Reflections on National Church Security Conference
Faith / Firearms / Personal Defense

First Reflections on National Church Security Conference

The 14th Annual National Organization of Church Security and Safety Management National Church Security Conference is a wrap. Three of the four members of our church security collaborative inquiry team attended the conference at Grace Church in Frisco, Texas. I was invited into this project because of my long history of work in the sociology … Continue reading