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The Politics of Guns

The next installment of my updated rationale for gun ownership series is now up at Bearing Arms. It’s titled “A Gun Ownership Primer: Political Realities, Part 1.” 57 more words


Carry Your Darn Gun

Runway behind you. Fuel at the filling station you just passed on the highway. Milk spilled on the floor. Gun in the safe.

Pop Quiz: what do these things have in common? 773 more words


Mencken and Froese on the Sources and Strength of America’s Gun Culture

As I noted in my last post, scholars associated with the 2014 Baylor Religion Survey held a session at the recent annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion unveiling their data. 531 more words


Do we need another firearm amnesty?

Blog reader Paul Ehlers asks (and answers) this pertinent question in his opinion piece. Food for thought in my opinion, and definitely issues overlooked by those who are hysterically clamouring for another unnecessary (yes, I am biased, deal with it) amnesty period. 921 more words


Faith and Firearms in the 2014 Baylor Religion Survey

Having begun my sojourn from the sociology of religion to the study of American gun culture a couple of years ago, I was excited to make a “homecoming” of sorts by attending the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion in Indianapolis this past weekend. 1,635 more words


Gun rights amendment approved by Ala voters

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama voters have approved a constitutional amendment to make gun ownership a fundamental right.

The measure called Amendment 3 won easily in statewide balloting Tuesday. 76 more words


The Morality Of Killing

Most of those of us that practice the art of the gun understand the responsibility that goes with gun ownership. We understand that we might find ourselves in a situation requiring that we shoot another to protect our lives or the lives of those we love. 132 more words