The National Rifle Association, Gun Politics, and Gun Culture in 1929
Concealed Carry / Firearms / Media

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

Take Two: Bloomberg’s The Trace, Race, Crime, and Concealed Carry in Chicago
Concealed Carry / Media / Personal Defense

Take Two: Bloomberg’s The Trace, Race, Crime, and Concealed Carry in Chicago

I should have been more critical when I saw a recent item about African American’s and concealed handgun permits in Illinois that was promoted by Bloomberg’s The Trace gun violence reporting site. I should have been more critical but the idea that there are alot of African Americans in high crime neighborhoods in Chicago who … Continue reading

Bloomberg’s The Trace, Race, Crime, and Concealed Carry in Chicago
Concealed Carry / Media

Bloomberg’s The Trace, Race, Crime, and Concealed Carry in Chicago

For some time I have been meaning to write about concealed carry and race in connection with my reading of Jennifer Carlson’s book, Citizen-Protectors, but it just keeps getting away from me. This morning an email digest from the Bloomberg-funded  “independent, nonprofit news organization dedicated to expanding coverage of guns in the United States” reminded … Continue reading