Sociology of Guns Seminar Student Final Reflection Paper, 2018 (3 of 5)
Firearms

Sociology of Guns Seminar Student Final Reflection Paper, 2018 (3 of 5)

This is the third of five student final reflection papers from my Sociology of Guns seminar at Wake Forest University. I also posted this student’s initial essay reflecting on our class field trip to ProShots Range. For reference, the assignment was: In this final essay, you will revisit your previous personal experience with and understanding … Continue reading

Sociology of Guns Seminar Student Final Reflection Paper, 2018 (2 of 5)
Firearms

Sociology of Guns Seminar Student Final Reflection Paper, 2018 (2 of 5)

This is the second of five student final reflection papers from my Sociology of Guns seminar at Wake Forest University. I also posted this student’s initial essay reflecting on our class field trip to ProShots Range. For reference, the assignment was: In this final essay, you will revisit your previous personal experience with and understanding … Continue reading

Sociology of Guns Guest Speaker – John Johnston
Concealed Carry / Personal Defense / Training / Uncategorized

Sociology of Guns Guest Speaker – John Johnston

I was fortunate to have John Johnston of Ballistic Radio and Citizens Defense Research visit my Sociology of Guns class this semester during one of the two weeks we discussed concealed carry and armed self-defense. John engaged my students in a wide-ranging discussion of concealed carry classes as “training” and training for armed self-defense beyond … Continue reading

Is Arming Yourself a Rational Response to a Mass Public Shooting?
Concealed Carry / Fear / Firearms / Risk

Is Arming Yourself a Rational Response to a Mass Public Shooting?

I haven’t had time to write this up yet, but an underlying theme in academic studies of guns is that carrying a concealed firearm (and in some cases even owning one) is not a rational decision for most Americans under most circumstances. “Rational” here understood in the classical economic sense of maximizing benefits and minimizing … Continue reading