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Recreational Gun Culture as Serious Leisure, Part 1 - Hunting

In recognition of the opening of the gun deer hunting season in Eastern North Carolina today, some thoughts on hunting and gun culture.

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Link to Research Paper by Authors of New Harvard/Northeastern Study of Gun Ownership

Gun control news organizations The Trace and The Guardian were recently given exclusive access to results from a 2015 National Firearms Survey conducted by researchers at Harvard and Northeastern Universities. 137 more words


Bad Guys, Guns, and Self-Defense

Although I recently wrote about the need to think beyond “good guys” and “bad guys,” I don’t mean to say that these labels are meaningless. For example, individuals who are actively involved in criminal activity are clearly bad guys. 429 more words


1 Simple Solution to the "Problem with Leaving a Gun in Your Car"

I’d file this under the realm of the obvious, but the Atlantic¬†recently published¬†a story around the problem that guns are often stolen out of cars. 198 more words


It's Not the Economy, Stupid!

The commentariat has largely accepted the faulty premise that Donald Trump’s success reflects economic anxiety in the white working class, and the noxious corollary that Trump’s candidacy represents change while Hillary Clinton’s represents the status quo. 1,233 more words

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America's Super Gun Owners Are . . . What?

Lois Beckett covers guns in the United States for The Guardian, and recently cross-posted her work on The Trace, because some researchers at Harvard and Northeastern Universities gave these two gun-control-oriented news organizations early access to their findings from a study of gun ownership in the United States. 350 more words


Some initial thoughts on safe gun handling

There are several sets of rules regarding safe gunhandling. All the sets of rules emphasize the concerns of their originators. However, many similar things are said but stated in different ways.

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