Atrocious Study of Social Gun Culture Undermines Credibility of Public Health Research on Guns
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Atrocious Study of Social Gun Culture Undermines Credibility of Public Health Research on Guns

I was interested to learn recently about the SOUL Study — SOUL here standing for SOial gUn cuLture. The terrible acronym here, unfortunately, is matched by the poor quality of the survey being fielded. Although I am particularly sensitive to those who say they are studying American gun culture, here I think an objective analysis … Continue reading

My Love of Whisk(e)y and the Alcohol Epidemic in the United States
Firearms / Fun / My Experience

My Love of Whisk(e)y and the Alcohol Epidemic in the United States

I love whisk(e)y. My love knows almost no boundaries. American, Canadian, Indian, Irish, Japanese, Scotch, Texas. Barley, corn, rye, wheat. Neat, rocks, mixed. To fuel my love I have been reading Reid Mitenbuler’s recent book, Bourbon Empire: The Past and Future of America’s Whiskey. Early on, Mitenbuler introduces the first alcohol distiller among the British … Continue reading

Assessing Risk in the Decision to Carry a Gun
Concealed Carry / Firearms / My Experience / Personal Defense

Assessing Risk in the Decision to Carry a Gun

One of the most controversial and confusing topics when it comes to guns is the issue of risk. The determination of risk is central to the public health approach to (gun) violence, going back to Arthur Kellermann’s influential and controversial work such as “Gun Ownership as a Risk Factor for Homicide in the Home.” I … Continue reading