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

The Problem with Averages in Understanding Guns, Violence, and Crime: No One Lives in “The United States”
Firearms

The Problem with Averages in Understanding Guns, Violence, and Crime: No One Lives in “The United States”

The problem with averages is that there is no “United States of America” when it comes to guns, violence, and crime, but many Americas. Some of these Americas – like my neighborhood in Winston-Salem – are more like our first world counterparts in the OECD, and some of them are more like the third world … Continue reading

Rapping About Defensive Gun Carry Equivalent of Pascal’s Wager
Concealed Carry / Fear / Firearms / Personal Defense

Rapping About Defensive Gun Carry Equivalent of Pascal’s Wager

In response to my recent post on gun carrying as akin to Pascal’s Wager,  a colleague pointed to a song called “Pistol Pistol” by the Detroit-based rap group D12 (based known as the group that Eminem used to be a member of): If you can make it half-way through the song, you will hear Kuniva … Continue reading