Why Gun Violence Prevention Advocates Should Drop the Language of “Common Sense”
Law and Policy / Media / My Experience

Why Gun Violence Prevention Advocates Should Drop the Language of “Common Sense”

As I noted yesterday, I was a guest recently on the Texas Public Radio live call-in program “The Source.” Throughout the show, the host David Martin Davies referred to “common sense” gun laws and fortunately, before the show ended, I was able to formulate a thought in response: If we want to build some consensus, … Continue reading

The Politics of Gun Ownership and Gun Owners – Findings from the Pew Research Center
Firearms

The Politics of Gun Ownership and Gun Owners – Findings from the Pew Research Center

I wrote yesterday about re-visiting statistics on gun ownership from the 2015 National Firearms Survey for my Sociology of Guns seminar. For class today we also read the report, “America’s Complex Relationship with Guns.” I have posted several times already about this Pew Research Center’s 2017 gun survey, perhaps because I consulted on the survey … Continue reading