PTSD, VA & SSA Don’t Play Well with 2A

(from leviathyn.com)
“No Breather from Work. No Relief from Combat. No Request for Respite. No Slack.” —motto of the No Slack Battalion of the 101st Airborne Infantry When I joined the army in 2005 as an 18 year old , I had no idea what lay in my future. I had written my high school thesis on the Army’s new implementation of helicopters delivering troops to the battlefield in the Ia Drang Valley during the Vietnam War. In Mel Gibson’s film, We Were Soldiers, and through the research I conducted, I learned of the...
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Medicine’s Shameful Silence on Silencers

{AP Photo/Lisa Marie Pane)
[Ed: DRGO is reprinting Dr. Wheeler's Washington Examiner article published there yesterday.] What if a cheap, simple, and safe method existed for preventing permanent hearing loss in tens of millions of Americans? America's doctors should be singing its praises and recommending it to their patients. American doctor organizations should be doing the same, as well as vigorously supporting the Hearing Protection Act (H.R. 367 and its companion bill S. 59) or the newly introduced Silence...
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Claremont Institute’s Publius Fellows Practice the Second Amendment

Publius Fellows 2017
DRGO was originally a project of the Claremont Institute, now located in Upland, California.  We were a good fit because the Claremont Institute, a leading curator and school of America’s founding ideas, naturally supports the Second Amendment.  Even though DRGO has since become a project of the Second Amendment Foundation, we still collaborate with Claremont on important gun rights projects. The Publius Fellowship is one of four annual courses in the principles of American government tau...
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The Illusion of Safety

(from hCentive.com)
“Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem” Thomas Jefferson, from a letter to James Madison Jefferson’s Latin is probably most often translated as “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery”, though, in the context of the letter, it might be more accurately “I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude”. But in truth we rarely face a choice between dangerous freedom and peaceful slavery.  It’s usually a question of sacrificing—or being forced to sacrifice—in...
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Anti-Gun Research, or, How to Gain Notoriety While Accomplishing Nothing

(from bearingarms.com)
Many years ago, I worked at the Army Medical Research Laboratory. In those days, it was the lab’s practice to run two experiments simultaneously.  One was called the "Pot Boiler" and the other was called the "Nobel Prize". The Pot Boiler was any easy experiment that more or less came out as expected. Pot Boilers didn't break new ground but usually qualified as publishable.  The "Nobel Prize" (no, we never won it) was always a long shot but held the possibility of a new scientific insight....
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Brownie Bear Teaches Gun Safety, by B.L. Brown

(from amazon.com)
On the heels of two prior reviews of books helping us educate children about firearms (Safety On by Yehuda Remer and Guns the Right Way by Jerry Luciano), another one arrived that completes a complementary trilogy. Brownie Bear Teaches Gun Safety is a short storybook just right for younger children who enjoy being read to. In just 22 pages, Brown tells how three kids on their way to school find a revolver and what that leads to. The author, Bridgette Brown (who goes by B.L.), is a prin...
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