Bullets, Bagels, and Bearing Arms

(from Bullets & Bagels, Feb. 12, 2017)
[Ed: This is a speech delivered February 12 by DRGO's Dr. Timothy Wheeler, at the Bullets & Bagels Club at Los Angeles' LAX Range.]  Shalom!  And my thanks to Dr. Fred Kogen, who was kind enough to invite me to speak today.  I am always up for any opportunity to hang out with fellow gunnies, and when you throw in bagels and schmear, and some lox—it’s all good. I would like to read a brief passage from one of America’s founding documents: (more…)

A Call to Arms

(from cardcow.com)
In my talk at the Gun Rights Policy Conference in Florida last fall, I stated that “The medical establishment has taken up arms against our right to bear arms [and] . . . It takes other physicians to speak out against them”. At that time many of us were hoping for a President Trump but were afraid that it would not happen. Now that we have him, we hope that many things will change. But President Trump cannot change the leftist views that much of the medical establishment leadership holds ...

SHOT Showcased

(from shootingillustrated.com)
Several weeks ago I mentioned attending the National Shooting Sports Foundation SHOT Show (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show). I've been asked to talk about some of the things that might be of interest to a, believe it or not, pediatrician (!) at this gathering of ‘The Evil Gun Industry’. It almost goes without saying that there couldn’t have been many of us baby docs in attendance. The American Academy of Pediatrics is a well-known anti-gun agitator in organized medicine, after all. ...

The Transformation

Marvin Winsome, the richest politician and premier anti-gun advocate in California, laughed as he added up the latest proceeds from Tinsel Town.  Yes, the future looked very bright indeed. After passing a series of bills that would effectively harass the gun owners of California, he was the darling of the Hollywood Snowflake set. Martin chuckled to himself as he thought about the denizens of the movie industry.  Most of them, absurdly rich, had their own armed body guards and high walls p...

JAMA Internal Medicine January 2017: The Unbearable Lightness of Anti-Gun “Research” (2)

(from ammoland.com)
[This is the second of a two part series. Part 1 is here.] Next comes the gem of the whole issue, “Testing the Immunity of the Firearm Industry to Tort Litigation” by three authors affiliated with Stanford’s Law and Medical Schools.  It is straightforward legal thinking about how to find the “chink[s] in the legal armor that shields the firearm industry from tort liability.”  Why?  “For the gun control advocates who helped orchestrate many of the cases, such destabilization was a central ...

JAMA Internal Medicine January 2017: The Unbearable Lightness of Anti-Gun “Research” (1)

(from nraila.org)
[This is the first of a two part series. Part 2 is here.] The editors of a number of medical journals are gun nuts.  Not nuts about guns, but guns must drive them nuts. Those with the Journal of the American Medical Association and its affiliated specialty journals are leaders of this pack. Its Internal Medicine journal is on a roll.  It began releasing articles online in October arguing against gun possession, and has collected them in its print edition this month. (more…)