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

Students for Concealed Carry 2014 National Conference
Concealed Carry / Personal Defense

Students for Concealed Carry 2014 National Conference

Not exactly a timely post, but I went to the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. in August to attend the Students for Concealed Carry National Conference, co-sponsored by John R. Lott, Jr.’s Crime Prevention Research Center. I overhead someone say that there were 70 individuals preregistered, but my rough count (including organizers and presenters) … Continue reading