The latest Lancet Psychiatry editorial mixes several poorly articulated ideas in a swing-and-a-miss effort to impugn American gun owners by suggesting that current gun purchases are fueled by cowardice in the face of economic adversity. Given The Lancet’s other-than-the-United States focus, it isn’t surprising that it woefully mischaracterizes us.
“Home of the brave?” links economic hardship with gun purchases, and even resurrects Obama’s whopper foot...
[Ed: This is published by permission, slightly edited, after its first appearance at Hacienda Publishing on June 10.]
The events of the last two or three months have been not only momentous but also perhaps portentous of things to come. In rapid succession COVID-19 and the George Floyd riots have underscored the fact government cannot always be trusted to do the right thing, and that Americans in the 21st century still need to preserve the God-endowed Natural and government-gua...
(from federal observer.com)
[Ed: This is a slightly edited repost from our friend Roger Katz, Esq. at The Arbalest Quarrel group, attorneys who report and analyze Second Amendment issues. It was originally published there June 20 as Part 7 of a continuing series--"The Impact of the U.S. Supreme Court New York City Gun Transport Case Decision on the Second Amendment".]
The NYC case provided our best chance for a serious Court review of 2A, ten years after the McDonald decision, clarifying...
"Majority rules.” So those of us were taught when, once upon a time, civics was part of public school curriculum. But what of the legitimate rights of minorities? As a practical matter, they no longer exist. Perhaps they never did.
E pluribus unum—"out of many, one”. Our nation’s Constitution was cobbled together by representatives of diverse nation states each with its own sentiments, customs and prejudices. Each was jealous of encroachment by greate...
Garen Wintemute, MD (of course) et al have come up with another study to publish, this one in their anti-gun co-conspirator, The New England Journal of Medicine, purporting to show that gun owners are more likely to suicide over time than those who do not own guns. Thanks to Carl Bussjaeger for alerting us to this in TheTruthAboutGuns.com June 5. Read his article about the most obvious problem with their conclusions, that they ignored people who’ve owned firearms for ye...
Bronze statue of Thomas Jefferson standing against tyranny inside the Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC.
Ed: Dr. Faria originally published this May 23 at Hacienda Publishing. It is modestly edited for DRGO.]
When discussing government overreach, which continues unimpeded, or the danger of the monopoly of force concentrated in the hands of government by way of law enforcement, especially from federal police, particularly the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), I’m frequentl...
It appears that the coronavirus has outpaced both Obama and Beto as gun salesman of the decade. Reports abound of large numbers of first-time gun buyers depleting inventory in local gun stores across the country. These purchases have elicited the expected pearl-grasping by the confiscationists, but these hoplophobes always miss the obvious: gun are used defensively vastly more often than they are used in the commission of crime. Perhaps the pandemic-associated terms ...
[Ed: Dr. Petrocelli originally published at Ammoland on May 13. It is reposted by permission.]
Dear Republican Party of Virginia,
I replied to your emails, and I didn’t get a reply, so I thought I’d write to you publicly so that you understand where a portion of the electorate stands. It’s a larger portion than you know because most of my kindred spirits wouldn’t bother to email you, much less write to you. I thought the earnestness of your emails deserved a direct reply.