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

Bucket List Item: Skiing and Shooting (at the same time, i.e., biathalon)
Firearms / Fun / My Experience / Shooting Sports

Bucket List Item: Skiing and Shooting (at the same time, i.e., biathalon)

I have cross country skied before, both for recreation and (one time) to get to work during a snow storm when I lived in South Bend, Indiana. It is surprisingly fun. I have also gone target shooting with a .22 rifle before. Plinking steel, paper squirrel targets, balloons, cans, ketchup packets — having fun is … Continue reading

Reflections on 2013 National Rifle Association Annual Meeting (1 of 10): Overview and Pro Shooters
Firearms / Fun / Media / Shooting Sports

Reflections on 2013 National Rifle Association Annual Meeting (1 of 10): Overview and Pro Shooters

This year I attended for the first time the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, which were held in Houston, Texas from May 3-5 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The NRA reported that 82,228 people attended – a record number (previous high was 73,740). They also reported an 86% increase over the previous year … Continue reading