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

Graphical Depiction of Spread of Right to Carry in United States (1986-2014)
Concealed Carry / Firearms

Graphical Depiction of Spread of Right to Carry in United States (1986-2014)

David Kopel, Research Director at the Independence Institute in Colorado and a well-known figure in the gun community, recently published a brief and useful essay on The Volokh Conspiracy blog (now oddly a part of the Washington Post web site). In it, Kopel discusses the expansion of “shall issue” concealed carry laws in the United … Continue reading