Photo by Ken Bennett, January 13, 2017.


Professor David Yamane recently joined us on The Liberal Gun Owners Lens Podcast to discuss a wide array of gun-related topics. Stay tuned for much collaboration between Yamane and Liberal Gun Owners.


David Yamane is Professor of Sociology at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. For the first 20 years of his academic career, he specialized in the sociology of religion, a field in which he authored, co-authored, or edited 6 books and 2 major scholarly journals. In a departure from his previous work, Yamane became a student of guns in 2011. He is particularly interested in the new self-defense oriented core of American gun culture that Michael Bane calls “Gun Culture 2.0.” He recently published a short book on the history of concealed carry in the U.S., Concealed Carry Revolution: Liberalizing the Right to Bear Arms in America, and his review essay on “The Sociology of US Gun Culture” is available as a free download. Yamane blogs at and, and can be followed on Twitter at @davidyamane and @gunculture2pt0.