“The Sociology of U.S. Gun Culture” Article Published and Available Free Online

In case you missed the announcement on my Gun Culture 2.0 blog, I am very happy to report that my second academic article on gun culture was published recently in the journal Sociology Compass (my first was on religion and gun ownership). Thanks to a generous grant from Wake Forest University’s ZSR Library and the … Continue reading “The Sociology of U.S. Gun Culture” Article Published and Available Free Online

Concealed Carry Fun with Google Ngram

My writing accountability partner recently turned me on to Google Ngram. The search engine lets you you electronically comb through millions of books in Google’s database for certain words or phrases. (You can read about the technical details on Google or Wikipedia.) I searched for the phrase “concealed carry” as a case-insensitive phrase and the … Continue reading Concealed Carry Fun with Google Ngram

Concealed Carry Nation: Understanding Armed Citizens in 21st Century America

THE FOLLOWING IS A PROPOSAL I WROTE IN OCTOBER 2012 (PRE-SANDY HOOK) TO SECURE FUNDING FOR A RESEARCH PROJECT ON AMERICA AS A "CONCEALED CARRY NATION," PART OF A LARGER PROJECT I AM INITIATING ON AMERICA'S GUN CULTURES. On July 20th of this year, James Holmes entered a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises … Continue reading Concealed Carry Nation: Understanding Armed Citizens in 21st Century America