I was fortunate to be asked to present on “Guns in America” at the annual conference of the Outdoor Writers Association of America yesterday (6 October 2021). I discussed “Gun Culture 2.0 and the Changing Face of Gun Owners in America.”
I was fairly certain that the presentation would not be recorded, so before I left for Jay, Vermont I recorded an abbreviated (15 minute) version of my talk from my basement studio and uploaded it to YouTube.
In the talk I briefly review the concept of Gun Culture 2.0 then discuss its implications for the changing face of gun owners in the United States.
Gun owners are becoming more diverse because Gun Culture 2.0 is more inclusive than Gun Culture 1.0. It is more inclusive because the self-defense at the core of Gun Culture 2.0 is a universal concern. I document this using national data on gun owners and show that the trend that has been developing over a number of years was amplified during the Great Gun Buying Spree of 2020+.
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An excellent presentation David. I learned a few things and shared it on FB. Peace, Jim
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Any chance you can put the video on Rumble so more people can watch it?
Hey, as far as I know, Rumble doesn’t have broader reach than YouTube so I haven’t explored it as a platform.
There are many people like me that do not like to support Utube
Ah, I see. I will have to look into it. Thanks for the suggestion.
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