Constitution Day and Us

(from news.northeastern.edu)
Yesterday, September 17, was United States Constitution Day—also Citizenship Day, and before that, I Am An American Day. Any day is good to be grateful to be American. This one is especially fitting. Such national days are celebrated all over the world in at least 58 countries. But America’s came first, and has been the model for nearly all the others, including all 50+ constitutions in our own states and territories. Most important, it is ours, all of ours, now for 230 years.  (more&hell...
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What Constitutes Responsible Gun Ownership?

(from insyteprotect.com)
Our masthead proclaims our devotion to “Responsible Gun Ownership”. The presumption is that there really is such a thing as “responsible” gun ownership distinguishable from “irresponsible" gun ownership. Let’s think about what that might mean. The debate over gun control and gun rights is highly polarized. So much so that one might say that those at opposite poles have essentially concluded, for different reasons, that the notion of “responsible” gun ownership is an oxymoron. The most ...
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Gun Politics Redux, Not Medical Science

(from wrongfulconvictions.org)
An editorial by Dr. Frederick Rivera and co-authors regarding firearm ownership appears in the August 28 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association—“Firearm-Related Mortality: A Global Public Health Problem” . The authors of this editorial review a report in the same journal, “Global Mortality from Firearms, 1990-2016”, seeking to link gun ownership with suicides and homicides.  (more…)
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DRGO Update for September 8, 2018

News: Activity has slowed down a little lately, but DRGO and the rest of the Second Amendment community are now ramping up for the 33rd annual Gun Rights Policy Conference, this year in Chicago at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare Hotel. Yes, we're bringing the word to one of the least firearm friendly cities in America--but they need us more than we need them. It is sponsored by the Second Amendment Foundation and the Citizens' Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, and will go ...
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Case Closed: Kleck is Still Correct

(from politico.com)
In April, we wrote about the unpublished Centers for Disease Control survey from 1996-1998 that evidently confirmed the findings of Gary Kleck, PhD and Marc Gertz, PhD from 1992 that there were likely about 2.4 million civilian defensive gun uses (DGUs) each year in the United States. Dr. Kleck discovered that CDC data last fall and, extrapolating it to compare that data from 13 states to his own national survey, concluded that the results fell within about 2.5% of each other. (more…)
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Public Health Officials Lie—That’s What They’re Paid For

(from traviataprakarti.wordpress.com)
While waiting in my doctor’s office I chanced to pick up the November 2017 edition of Smithsonian magazine.  As a quasi-governmental entity, this journal speaks with more than a modicum of authority.  John M. Barry, the author of “Journal of the Plague Year” writes of the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic that killed 50 - 100 million people in 15 months.  The history of that incident is well worth the read, but it’s not the part that  struck me that day.  (more…)
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Active Shooter Interdiction

(from aegis.com)
[Ed: Dr. Edeen, our Membership Director, is a strong proponent of self-rescue, including shooting back, in medical settings that are so vulnerable to mass casualty attacks. He puts his time and money where his mouth is, and this report is one result.]  I recently traveled to the Firearms Academy of Seattle (FAS) in Onalaska, Washington, to participate in their three-day Active Shooter Interdiction course. The course was sponsored by Paul Lathrop and the Polite Society Podcast.  (more&hell...
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Gun-Friendly Health Care at 2ADoc.com

(from gatdaily.com)
[Ed: Our own 'Dr. LateBloomer' also writes for GAT Daily, from which we are reposting yesterday's article with permission. We are very appreciative about how widely 2ADoc.com is being publicized.] Have you ever been frustrated (or outraged) by your physician’s invasive questions about your firearms? Have you ever hemmed and hawed trying to explain to a physician what your health needs are WITHOUT mentioning your firearms? Ever feel like you should have your blood lead level checked witho...
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