My current research focuses on American gun cultures.

Bray Guns and Ammo Cover 1961


My particular foci right now are:

  • The rising number of private citizens who are licensed by the government to carry concealed handguns in public — the “Concealed Carry Nation” (see my research proposal on this topic here).
  • The relationship between religion and gun ownership
  • How gun culture gets represented in advertising
  • Women in the gun culture (e.g., the portrayal of gender in gun advertising)

In addition to blog entries on this site, I also blog on a site devoted specifically to understanding the gun culture.

Trevor Baucom