Is Arming Yourself a Rational Response to a Mass Public Shooting?
Concealed Carry / Fear / Firearms / Risk

Is Arming Yourself a Rational Response to a Mass Public Shooting?

I haven’t had time to write this up yet, but an underlying theme in academic studies of guns is that carrying a concealed firearm (and in some cases even owning one) is not a rational decision for most Americans under most circumstances. “Rational” here understood in the classical economic sense of maximizing benefits and minimizing … Continue reading

Decent New York Times Article on Detroit Home Depot Vigilante Tatiana Duva-Rodriguez
Concealed Carry / Firearms / Media / Personal Defense

Decent New York Times Article on Detroit Home Depot Vigilante Tatiana Duva-Rodriguez

I don’t always read New York Times articles even on topics of interest to me because they are frequently so biased, but a colleague forwarded me a link to a follow-up story about the woman — now identified as 46-year old Tatiana Duva-Rodriguez — who shot at a fleeing shoplifter’s car at a suburban Detroit … Continue reading

Students for Concealed Carry 2014 National Conference
Concealed Carry / Personal Defense

Students for Concealed Carry 2014 National Conference

Not exactly a timely post, but I went to the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. in August to attend the Students for Concealed Carry National Conference, co-sponsored by John R. Lott, Jr.’s Crime Prevention Research Center. I overhead someone say that there were 70 individuals preregistered, but my rough count (including organizers and presenters) … Continue reading