Paper Available on “The Rise of Self-Defense in Gun Advertising: The American Rifleman, 1918-2017”
My Experience / Personal Defense / Shooting Sports

Paper Available on “The Rise of Self-Defense in Gun Advertising: The American Rifleman, 1918-2017”

Later this week I will be attending a Gun Studies Symposium at the University of Arizona in Tucson, organized by Jennifer Carlson, Kristen Goss, and Harel Shapira. The symposium includes a Who’s Who of scholars who have studied guns for decades, including Philip Cook (Duke), David Kopel (Denver Law), Robert Spitzer (CUNY), Frank Zimring (Berkeley), … Continue reading

Crimson Trace’s Interesting Banner at the NRA Annual Meeting
Firearms / Personal Defense

Crimson Trace’s Interesting Banner at the NRA Annual Meeting

Among the subtle but very misleading claims made by Evan Osnos in his previously mentioned New Yorker essay on the gun industry is his statement, “The centerpiece of the N.R.A. annual convention this year was the endorsement of Donald Trump for President.” Actually, the centerpiece of the NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits is always THE … Continue reading

Facebook Let Me Boost My Post About How They Wouldn’t Let Me Boost My Other Post, Because Guns
Firearms / Media / My Experience

Facebook Let Me Boost My Post About How They Wouldn’t Let Me Boost My Other Post, Because Guns

In response to my last post on how Facebook wouldn’t let me boost a post about the USCCA Concealed Carry Fashion Show — because it promoted the sale of firearms blah blah blah — reader Zack wondered whether Facebook would let me boost my post about how they wouldn’t let me boost my post. In … Continue reading