Magazines, Weapons & Violence: Words Have Meaning

(from relevantmagazine.com)
(from relevantmagazine.com) We are in a culture war in which the enemy is using words in ways that are dishonest. Let’s set at least part of the record straight. Magazine capacity is a false flag. The arguments against standard capacity magazines that are issued along with police handguns have the same benefit for honest citizens in the same circumstances that police need them. Current statistics reveal that violent home invasions are more frequently perpetrated by larger numbers of assai...
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Your Doctor and Your Guns

(from fixthisnation.com)
(from fixthisnation.com) [Ed: Dr. Edeen delivered this address (as "Education not Intimidation") at Florida Carry’s  3rd Annual Camping Event at Rainbow Springs State Park in Dunnellon, Florida on February 8, 2020. We hope to obtain video and post it on our DRGO YouTube channel, too. Slightly edited for clarity.] What do you do when your doctor asks if you own a gun? (more…)
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Virginia — The Fight Goes On

(from theepochtimes.com)
(from theepochtimes.com) HB 916, the Virginia House of Delegates’ version of Governor Northam’s scary gun ban bill, was heard by the Public Safety Committee Friday February 7.  This bill would ban the sale of “assault weapons”, including AR-15 and AK-47 platform rifles, and makes the possession of suppressors and magazines greater than 12 rounds a felony.  (Why 12?) Despite the bill’s wide-ranging ramifications, commentary was limited to six minutes per side. Only industry representative...
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“Large capacity” magazines: Diagnosis or symptom?

(from luckygunner.com)
(from luckygunner.com) The January 14, 2020 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association included a Quick Uptake news article, “Large-Capacity Magaine Bans Linked With Fewer Mass Shootings, Deaths” (first online December 18). It references a study in the American Journal of Public Health by Louis Klarevas, Andrew Conner and, one of our frequent “guests” here, David Hemenway: “The Effect of Large-Capacity Magazine Bans on High-Fatality Mass Shootings, 1990–2017”. (more&hellip...
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Stand Your Ground Laws and Firearm Homicides

(from flagelerlive.com)
We haven’t reviewed much research lately, which is DRGO’s raison d’être. So let’s take a look at a study presented in October at the American College of Surgeons’ annual meeting’s Scientific Forum. “Stand Your Ground: Policy and Trends in Firearm-Related Justifiable Homicide and Homicide in the US” by Marc Levy et al tries to show whether the spread of Stand Your Ground laws has increased even non-justified firearm homicides.   (more…)
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Gun Control is Bad Medicine

(from bearingarms.com)
[Ed: This was originally published at Bearing Arms January 27 & reposted by permission. Minimally edited for DRGO.] Dr. Patrick Neustatter recently penned an op-ed for the Fredricksburg Star supporting typical “common sense” gun control legislation.  I feel for my colleague because I too once believed the medical mythology that guns were bad and needed to be “eradicated.”  Over the past year — I celebrate my first guniversary next week — I’ve opened my Hippocratic eyes to actual fact...
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Seeing Red in Virginia

(from preparedgunowner.com)
(from preparedgunowner.com) [Ed: Dr. Petrocelli plans to write Virginia state legislators along these lines about the perversions inherent in Red Flag laws. This is a good example of necessary citizen involvement with otherwise clueless and self-absorbed government representatives.] I am writing to you to ask that you consider the following information before taking action on any so-called “Red Flag law.”  (more…)
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Take My Gun . . . Please!

(from mid-day.com
(from mid-day.com With all due respect to Henny Youngman, King of the One-Liners, I mean exactly that in certain cases. We fight hard against any form of confiscation that denies us our natural right to keep and bear arms in self-defense. That includes opposing all the “red flag” laws so far enacted and proposed. None incorporate adequate or timely due process, and all can and will be abused by government and acquaintances to harass innocent subjects. This is already happening, and one m...
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