Sociology of Guns Module 4: The Concealed Carry Revolution

The liberalization of concealed carry laws over the past several decades represents a dramatic expansion of the right to bear arms in the United States. It is an integral aspect of contemporary defensive gun culture and facilitates the ongoing development of Gun Culture 2.0.

In this module we will review the development of concealed carry laws in U.S. history and consider how and why people choose to keep and carry guns for protection.

We also consider the issue of gun training in general and as part of concealed carry permit requirements. For their expertise on these issues, I welcome to class gun trainers John Johnston (for the fourth consecutive year) and Melody Lauer of Citizens Defense Research.

John Johnston shooting the Texas License to Carry course of fire blindfolded, with Chris Baker. Photo courtesy of Lucky Gunner.

Required readings for Module 4 are:

Recommended readings for Module 4 are:

I don’t take the recommended readings to be comprehensive or complete. Suggestions are welcome.

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