The History of Concealed Weapons Laws in the United States, Part 4: The Dawn of the Era of Permitless Carry
Concealed Carry / Firearms

The History of Concealed Weapons Laws in the United States, Part 4: The Dawn of the Era of Permitless Carry

When I began this blog nearly 5 years ago, I had no idea that I would be talking about the dawn of a new era of concealed carry in the United States. But developments in the past couple of years have forced my hand. Before highlighting those developments, I will review the broad pattern of … Continue reading

The Future of Concealed Carry in the United States, Part 2 – Permitless Carry?
Concealed Carry / Firearms

The Future of Concealed Carry in the United States, Part 2 – Permitless Carry?

Several months ago I wrote about the future of concealed carry in the US, prompted by Kansas becoming the 6th state to allow (as of July 15, 2015) permitless carry. I wondered whether we were entering into a 4th stage in the development of concealed weapons laws centered on the expansion of permitless carry. And … Continue reading

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