The A-Political NRA of Yore Strikes Again – 1918 Edition
Firearms / Media

The A-Political NRA of Yore Strikes Again – 1918 Edition

In a much longer recent entry I questioned the common narrative that the National Rifle Association was (largely? mostly? considerably?) a-political prior to the 1977 Revolt at Cincinnati. Continuing my stroll through 100 years of the NRA’s flagship publication, The American Rifleman, I came across still more evidence that the fundamental political emphasis of the … Continue reading

Review of Adam Winkler’s Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America – The Best Single Volume Treatment of Guns in America
Books / Firearms

Review of Adam Winkler’s Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America – The Best Single Volume Treatment of Guns in America

I read Adam Winkler’s Gunfight (W.W. Norton, 2011) months ago, but haven’t gotten around to posting about it until now because I got so much out of it. Nearly 9,000 words covering 20 single-spaced pages of notes, to be specific. So, these brief thoughts won’t do complete justice to the book. My main takeaway: This … Continue reading

Additional Notes on National Institute of Justice Working Group on Firearms and Violence
Concealed Carry / Firearms / Personal Defense

Additional Notes on National Institute of Justice Working Group on Firearms and Violence

In my last post I surveyed a series of grants recently awarded by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) for research on firearms and violence. These grant solicitations were the product of a Topical Working Group on Firearms and Violence that met in early winter 2011. A report of the working group is available on … Continue reading