D.C. Mayor’s Civil Rights Hatred—Chapter Three

By Timothy Wheeler, MD It is one of the great ironies of contemporary American politics that our nation’s capital is ground zero in the civil rights struggle of our time—the fight to exercise our right to keep and bear arms. At a meeting in the District of Columbia’s St. Augustine’s Catholic Church a couple of weeks ago, newly elected D.C. mayor Muriel Bowser assured her audience: “You have a mayor who hates guns. If it was up to me, we wouldn't have any handguns in the District of Col...
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A Tale of Two Shootings

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness...". Instead of Dickens’s “A Tale of Two Cities”, let's talk about two commonwealths: Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. Pennsylvania's Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) law is the “shall issue” type and Massachusetts's License to Carry (LTC) is “may issue”. This means that if you are not legally prohibited from owning a firearm, the authorities must by law issue the LTC. “May issue” means t...
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Some North Dakota Docs Oppose RKBA Reform

[This is re-published, with permission, from Stephen Wenger’s DUF Digest newsletter.] Health care workers told North Dakota lawmakers Thursday that a broad gun rights bill that would prohibit them from asking patients about gun ownership would hinder their work and restrict their right to free speech. North Dakota lawmakers are considering a measure that would allow concealed carry permit holders to pack guns at more public places. The proposal also takes aim at several other gun-relat...
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Chicago Congresswoman Pushes Gun Control Agenda With Surgeon General at Helm

Timothy Wheeler, MD We pretty much knew it would happen, but we didn't think it would be so soon. Barely two weeks into the 114th Congress, Chicago congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) has introduced H.R. 224, which would require newly-confirmed surgeon general and gun control zealot Vivek Murthy “to submit to Congress an annual report on the effects of gun violence on public health.” The bill is taken almost word for word from The Kelly Report, a multi-authored, gun control perpetual wish ...
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DGRO Comment On The January 21, Shooting at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston

By Robert B Young, MD There have been several widely reported shootings of staff at health care facilities during the past 2 years. These include a physician shot in his exam room in California in January 2013, a case worker killed in Philadelphia in July 2014, a psychologist killed at a VA clinic in January of this year by a former staffer who had previously threatened him, and a surgeon killed at Boston Brigham & Women’s Hospital just this week. Each of these shootings occurred in eu...
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D.C. Mayor’s Civil Rights Hatred—Chapter Two

By Timothy Wheeler, MD It is one of the great ironies of contemporary American politics that our nation’s capital is ground zero in the civil rights struggle of our time—the fight to exercise our right to keep and bear arms. At a meeting in the District of Columbia’s St. Augustine’s Catholic Church a couple of weeks ago, newly elected D.C. mayor Muriel Bowser assured her audience: “You have a mayor who hates guns. If it was up to me, we wouldn’t have any handguns in the District of Colum...
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“Gun Violence” as a Public Health Issue: a Physician’s Response

[Editor’s note: This article by Jane Orient, M.D., the executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, summarizes the problems inherent in the public health community’s longstanding politically motivated attempt to reframe firearm injuries and deaths as a public health problem. We present it here as a resource for our members and the public: “Gun Violence” as a Public Health Issue: a Physician’s Response, Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, Volume 18 Number 3 ...
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