The National Rifle Association, Gun Politics, and Gun Culture in 1929
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The National Rifle Association, Gun Politics, and Gun Culture in 1929

I love looking at old gun magazines, catalogs, and other publications. They give us a direct window onto the past in a way that written histories do not. Of course we need to understand that magazines are published by particular people for particular purposes and so are not simply mirrors of reality. But looking at … Continue reading

Reflections on Firearms Research at Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology: On the Regulation of Ammunition Purchases
Firearms

Reflections on Firearms Research at Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology: On the Regulation of Ammunition Purchases

Wanting to immerse myself in the scholarly world of firearms research, I attended my first ever meeting of the American Society of Criminology (ASC) in November 2013. The scale and scope of the meeting is amazing. According to Susan Case, administrator of the ASC, 3,217 individuals from 38 different countries registered for the conference. There … Continue reading