I was fortunate to have John Johnston of Ballistic Radio and Citizens Defense Research visit my Sociology of Guns class this semester during one of the two weeks we discussed concealed carry and armed self-defense.
John engaged my students in a wide-ranging discussion of concealed carry classes as “training” and training for armed self-defense beyond concealed carry classes.
Obviously he brings a huge amount of practical experience to the seminar table as a gun trainer and thoughtful member of Gun Culture 2.0 that I simply do not have.
As you can see in the background of the photo below, we discussed some what is taught by John and Melody Lauer in their “Contextual Handgun: The Armed Parent/Guardian” course.
Guest speakers are fun to have in class, but can be a risky proposition since they don’t have any preexisting connection with the students or what has been going on in…
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