Gun Ownership is a Civil Right

(From: http://medicaleconomics.modernmedicine.com/)
The online physician magazine Medical Economics deals with practice management and technology subjects of concern to doctors.  Last week it provoked its readers with an emotional rant against the American civil right of gun ownership, written by Los Angeles doctor Monya De.  De demonstrates no qualifications on the subject other than ignorant contempt for gun owners and a gift for self-promotion.  She has a checkered past as an actual doctor, having failed to complete her residency training ...
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Guns and Glory

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My name is Justice, and I am the Angel of Implementation.  How can I best describe my job to you?   When the Creator gives an order, I'm the one that gets it done.  Let's just say that, up here, I'm the "Go To Guy". My latest assignment began in a most peculiar way.  One morning, I suddenly found myself  sitting on Cloud Nine . In truth, I was a bit nervous, having been summoned to this high station by none other than the boss’s assistant. As I sipped my morning latte (heavenly tasting st...
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Disease-Free Zone

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I’m so excited—I’m going to live forever.  Today I declared my body a Disease-Free Zone. I had thought immortality would be complicated.  I’d thought it would require a lot of research and some pretty substantial lifestyle adjustments, not to mention a lot of preventive medical care, and constant vigilance for early signs of disease. But it turns out all I had to do was make my body a Disease-Free Zone. To make it official, I had my lawyer draw up some documents.  And to make sure ther...
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They’re Coming for Your Keys

(Via: phoenixlocksmithservice.net)
[Editor's note: Dr. Schwam is DRGO's newest writer, with an unconventional take on Second Amendment issues.  Here's an example.]  We feared it was going to happen. And guess what? It did. Today, July 14, 2026, on the tenth anniversary of the Nice, France, truck rampage, the President made a stunning announcement.  Henceforth, the private ownership of vehicles would be forbidden across the nation.  In the future, only the police, the army and government officials will have the privileg...
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The American College of Surgeons Wants to Have a Conversation About Your Guns

(From: guns.com)
The staid American College of Surgeons (ACS) has mostly kept out of the culture wars against American gun owners started years ago by other organized medicine groups.  But now they want to push gun prohibitionists’ political goals, including banning America’s favorite firearms.  And although they will deny it, they don’t want any back talk from freedom-loving Americans. Surgeons deal with the immediate damage of gun crime, treating victims of gunshot wounds in the emergency department and...
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Dr. Margulies Mentors the American College of Emergency Physicians

(from daisychainonline.etsy.com)
[Editor's note: The ACEP recently hosted a Pro-Con Advocacy Debate about gun violence in ACEPNow, its publication of record. In that discussion, Marco Coppola, DO, ably spoke against blaming guns for their misuse as if that were a "public health epidemic".  Our Dr. Wheeler left a comment reminding readers that Congress banned political advocacy by the CDC, not violence research. Dr. Margulies responds to the moderator's question, "how far should emergency medicine go in advocating for or aga...
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Cancer and “Gun Violence”

(From: newscientist.com)
Doctors are problem solvers. Thanks to our training, that's how we approach patients.  And problem solving, done well, requires a thoughtful process.  That applies to social and public policy matters like firearm issues as well. The essential first step when approaching any problem is to define it. Not just in general terms, but as specifically as possible, because the next steps (determining causes, identifying strategies, establishing action plans, implementing solutions, assessing resu...
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