Following Brian Anse Patrick, I have referred to the period from roughly 1850 to 1980 as the “Restricted Era” in gun carry in the United States. This reflects the spread of outright bans on concealed carry, as well as the implementation of discretionary, “may issue” permitting systems. However, restricted does not mean “never done.” Reflecting […]

Late-19th Century America as a “Gun-Toting Era” — Gun Culture 2.0

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