Paper Available – “’The First Rule of Gunfighting is Have a Gun’: Technologies of Concealed Carry in Gun Culture 2.0″
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Paper Available – “’The First Rule of Gunfighting is Have a Gun’: Technologies of Concealed Carry in Gun Culture 2.0″

Posting my upcoming presentation at the University of Arizona yesterday reminded me that I should do the same for the paper I presented at The Copeland Colloquium on “The Symbolic and Material Construction of Guns” at Amherst College last March. The paper I presented at Amherst is based on my observations at the United States … Continue reading

Collected Posts on the USCCA Concealed Carry Expo 2016
Concealed Carry / Guns and Gear / My Experience

Collected Posts on the USCCA Concealed Carry Expo 2016

Before there was the NRA Personal Protection Expo, there was the United States Concealed Carry Association Concealed Carry Expo. I attended the expo in 2016 in Atlanta and have posted a number of times about my experience there. This page collects those other posts here for ease of access: Women’s Panel Discussion at the USCCA … Continue reading

NRA Carry Guard “Insurance” and “Training” Program Launched
Concealed Carry / Firearms / Personal Defense

NRA Carry Guard “Insurance” and “Training” Program Launched

Clearly I missed more than seeing guns, colleagues, and friends at the National Rifle Association annual meetings and exhibits last week. NRA CARRY GUARD was launched with much fanfare — including a cover over the cover of the May 2017 issue of The American Rifleman. Fortunately others were on the scene and are starting to … Continue reading

“The Social Life of Guns” Conference at Amherst College
Firearms / My Experience / Personal Defense

“The Social Life of Guns” Conference at Amherst College

As my gun blogger friend John Richardson noted, I spent a couple of days this past weekend in Western Massachusetts, attending a conference associated with the Copeland Colloquium at Amherst College. Seven of us had been invited to write and present papers on “The Symbolic and Material Construction of Guns,” and we were joined by … Continue reading

Concealed Carry Factors: Quantifying the Choice of a Concealed Carry Handgun
Concealed Carry / Firearms / Personal Defense

Concealed Carry Factors: Quantifying the Choice of a Concealed Carry Handgun

I am working hard these days on a paper I will be presenting at a symposium on “The Symbolic and Material Construction of Guns” at Amherst College this March. The title of the paper is: “‘The First Rule of Gunfighting is Have a Gun‘: Technologies of Concealed Carry in Gun Culture 2.0.” The first part … Continue reading