ACLDN interview with Glenn Meyer
If you don’t know who Glenn Meyer is, hopefully you’ll do a little reading here and learn about him and his work.
Glenn is a professor at Trinity University, and breaks from the norm in academia in that he’s pro-gun. In fact, he’s done a lot of research into the area of cognitive psych and guns.
In 2005-2006 Meyer researched what has become his best-recognized study to date, identifying effects on sentences handed down by jurors based on the appearance of the gun used by an individual acting in home defense. Results from that research were first published in 2009 in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology (see http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1559-1816.2009.00467.x/abstract), a professional publication that isn’t as accessible as the briefer online article about his study that Meyer authored for The Jury Expert, the journal of the American Society of Trial Consultants Foundation that same year. (See http://www.thejuryexpert.com/2009/09/will-it-hurt-me-in-court-weapons-issues-and-the-fears-of-the-legally-armed-citizen/)
For that fully story and an in-depth interview with Glenn, read the October 2012 issue of the Armed Citizens’ Legal Defense Network newsletter. I believe non-members can read it, and if you like what they’re putting out you might want to consider joining the organization (they do a lot more than print newsletters).
If you’re curious to read more of Glenn’s work, USCCA has published some of his articles:
“Appearances and the Armed Citizen” – a well-done article examining appearances and the armed citizen. Given Glenn’s area of expertise, this is one article you should read.
“Close Encounters of the Snubbie Kind” – that weekend of snub training I did with Claude Werner? Glenn was there too and this is write up.
Glenn’s an old friend of the KR Training group (he and Karl go way back), and it’s always a joy to read his work and train with him.