Why I Got the Vaccine

(from antiguaobserver.com)
(from antiguaobserver.com) [Ed: We at DRGO are physicians first and civil rights activists (a very close) second. Vaccination against disease is one of the great triumphs of public health. We are 100% behind the campaign to immunize against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). That, along with all those recovered from the illness, will lead to population immunity, ending this terrible pandemic and returning our world to us. Dr. Brodale's We Are at War! is a good companion piece.] . I received the M...

Twilight Zone Turns to Cancel Culture

(from time.com)
(from time.com) [Ed:  In April 2019, we published The Twilight Zone, which described the reactions a gun club had in addressing Covid-19 risks with its members. DRGO contributing writer and then club member Bob Kingsley wrote that article and now re-visits what has happened since. We would of course welcome a response from the unnamed club.] Last April, the gun club I had been a member of for 20 years closed abruptly after having a panic attack related to the Covid-19 virus.  T...

Biden and the Democrats’ Platform

(from scopeny.org)
(from scopeny.org) [Ed: This is a thorough overview of what this election appears to be bringing us. Though it was written prior to November 3 for SCOPE-NY's bulletin Firing Lines, its prescience is less important than the reality facing us now. Thanks to SCOPE-NY, fighting on our behalf in New York state, and its president, Tom Reynolds. Minimally edited for DRGO.] . Joe Biden has said that he is the Democrat Party. Taken directly from the Democrat platform in a section called “Heali...

Anti-Gunners Attempt to Rewrite 2A History

(from bearingarms.com)
(from bearingarms.com) [Ed: Republished by permission of the author, from Bearing Arms 12/30/2020.] What did the Founding Fathers think about our right to keep and bear arms? According to historian Saul Cornell, founders like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and James Madison would be far more likely to side with Everytown for Gun Safety than the National Rifle Association if they were alive today, because in Cornell’s view, the early republic was chock full of restrictio...

We need honest debate and rigorous research on gun control

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(from thehill.com ©GettyImages) [Ed: The manufactured "controversy" over John Lott's recent move to the federal Department of Justice as a research advisor is easily understood as anti-gun academics fearing that his advice will reduce federal funding of their typically poorly designed and interpreted studies. They needn't worry--Michael Bloomberg has their backs, viz. Northwell Health's 2nd annual "Gun Violence Prevention Forum" on December 10. Pollack just became president of the Crime Prev...

The Bill for Our Rights

(from funnyjunk.com)
(from funnyjunk.com) [Ed: We have published this piece annually since 2015 for Bill of Rights Day each December 15. The  Bill’s Second Amendment is the reason for our being, in more ways than one.] Today we all should be jubilantly celebrating the 229th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights, the original 10 amendments to the United States’ federal constitution. Remarkably, it slips by relatively unremarked. Yet our Bill of Rights may actually be the most significant o...

The Media and the Election, 2020

(from haciendapub.com)
(from haciendapub.com) [Ed: This is a provocative essay, several weeks old and not mentioning firearms, the Second Amendment or doctors whatsoever. But it discusses a very fundamental issue today that could affect all of those and all of us. Reposted with the author's permission, from Hacienda Publishing November 15, edited for DRGO.] After 4 days of haggling over votes here and there, the liberal media have declared Joe Biden and Kamala Harris the winners of this election. Never mind...

How Democrats Would Mishandle the Second Amendment

(from threepercenternation.com)
(from threepercenternation.com) While every election has elements of divisiveness and contention, the 2020 election was beyond what we have seen in previous years. Accusations of racism flew from the left. Suspicions of voter fraud volleyed from the right. There was no end to the amount of heat. During most election cycles, guns and gun rights are hot button issues. However, the craziness surrounding the Coronavirus, Black Lives Matter, and the character of Trump placed a lot of other issues...