The Three Boxes of Frederick Douglass

(from vintage.es)
[Ed: This piece grew out of an exchange 'MarkPA' had with 'Sebastian' on the Shall Not Be Questioned discussion forum.] "There are no easy answers.“   Truth in 5 words.  Think of it like this:  All of the problems that have easy answers are solved quickly and no longer draw attention to themselves.  For example, how to sharpen a pencil.  When was the last time you had to think about the answer to this question?  Why do we invest 12 - 16 - 20 years in getting an education if the problems w...
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Once the Court Affirms Right to Carry . . .

(from ammoland.com)
Now that Brett Kavanaugh has ascended the bench, the Supreme Court is likely to rule on some states’ “may-issue” practices that amount to “won’t-issue” for carry permits.  The recent case of Young v. Hawaii is ripe for consideration.  A three judge panel of the Ninth Circuit has ruled in Young’s favor, granting him his prayer for relief to be issued a permit to open carry.  That is, for an ordinary resident of Hawaii desirous of self-defense to be put on a par with armored car drivers who pr...
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What is the Second Amendment About?

(from businessinsider.com)
We are all know the text of the Second Amendment, and that it means what it says---an armed citizenry is necessary to freedom and that right cannot be infringed in a truly free civilization. But what is it about? Beyond the literal meaning, it bears on everything that matters in a nation of independent people. There is absolutely consistent evidence for this from the men who shaped our country.  DRGO correspondent Dr. Larry Trick researched what many estimable leaders in the founding gene...
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What Can 100 Million Armed Americans Tell Us?

(from sickchirpse.com)
Academic articles typically end with an admonition that more data and research are desperately needed to resolve the question under study.  That’s where this article begins. Professional gun controllers cry out that there is an epidemic of deaths from gunshot wounds in America.  In the next Supreme Court session or two we are apt to see confirmation of the right to carry by lawful citizens, thereby overturning the May Issue laws of about 10 highly populated states.  Soon, we should expect...
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The Healing Power of . . . Firearms?

[Ed: We are happy to post another insightful article by our pediatrician-in-residence, 'Dr. Latebloomer', which just appeared September 28 in GATDaily.]  We’ve all heard the adage “Physician Heal Thyself”. This ancient proverb was originally intended as an admonition to mind one’s own problems rather than advising others on theirs. Physicians (even ancient world ones) have always been notoriously bad at taking care of others’ “business” before their own.  Physicians’ own needs often come ...
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Emergency Trauma Care at School Shootings

(from greenvillejournal.com)
[Ed: In our third and final presentation to the Gun Rights Policy Conference in Chicago on September 23, Dr. Edeen spoke about the preparations that need to be made for immediate, life-saving trauma intervention.] Today I am going to talk about trauma medicine in schools. Rob Morse suggested this as a topic to explore. Picture yourself standing next to the sink, washing the dishes after breakfast, when you get a notification that there is an active killer at your child’s school. (more&...
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DRGO Update for October 1, 2018

  News: We (Drs. Brodale, Edeen & Young) are just back from the 2nd Amendment Foundation's Gun Rights Policy Conference in Chicago last weekend. It's the pause that refreshes, recharges and restores our drive to spread respect for the vital significance of the 2nd Amendment today and tomorrow in America. Our talks there are going on the website this week and next. We'll alert you to audio/video on DRGO's YouTube channel when it becomes available. Every year we go, we make n...
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Who Are Mass Murderers and Why Do They Kill?

(from theconservativemind.net)
[Ed: Continuing with our presentations at the 2018 Gun Rights Policy Conference, this is Dr. Young's talk, somewhat expanded here.] I thought we might talk about mass murderers, who they are and why they kill. Most use firearms, but the issues are the same regardless of the methods. This is not a major cause of mortality, but worth addressing just because everyone is talking about it.   (more…)
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