Meddling Florida Doctors Lose, Gun Owners Win Again

Angry and frustrated gun prohibitionists across America seem to be boiling over these days. The social activist Florida doctors who believe their medical degrees give them the right to attack the Second Amendment have just been dealt the latest in a series of humiliating defeats in federal court. With a third decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has clarified and reinforced its previous decisions and reaffirmed the constitutionality of Florida’s Firearm Owners Privacy ...
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A Sudden Shift in The Gun Debate?

For over two decades, the anti-gun movement has both openly and tacitly acknowledged the fact that they don’t have enough support to ban guns in America.  They discovered that tough talk on their part stirred up more resistance among gun owners.  That understandably led to an almost complete avoidance of words like “confiscation” and “control” in their public campaign to end “gun violence”. This long-running effort to lull the opposition was also marked by gun control advocates claiming t...
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Doctors Against Guns

(from: truthinmedia.com)
Yes, “Here we are again.” Drs. Malina, Morrissey, Campion, Hamel and Drazen, along with the editors of the New England Journal of Medicine, are frustrated. They explain themselves, though not the rest of us, in their editorial “Rooting Out Gun Violence” in the December 16 NEJM. Inexplicably, Americans have somehow resisted the call of the anti-gun confederacy to enact “essential regulatory changes”, such as prohibiting “people on the terrorist watch list from getting guns”, to “enhance backg...
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California Needs the Right to Carry—Now!

[Editor's Note: This article was originally published in Riverside, CA's The Press Enterprise on December 18, 2015.]  When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.  The worst terrorist attack on American soil in recent times unfolded two weeks ago, just down the street from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s headquarters.  By all accounts the sheriff’s department, San Bernardino police, and other law enforcement responded rapidly and performed admirably. But it wasn’t enough to p...
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The Bill for Our Rights

(from: funnyjunk.com)
On Tuesday this week we all should have been jubilantly celebrating the 224th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights, the original 10 amendments to the United States’ federal constitution. Remarkably, it slipped by relatively unremarked. Yet our Bill of Rights may actually be the most significant of our republic’s founding documents. The Declaration of Independence announced our nationhood. The Constitution defined our government. The Bill of Rights confirms our liberty as free...
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What Happened to Journalistic Ethics at CNN?

The title of today’s lead story on CNN.com, “What Happened to the CDC’s Courage on Guns?” tells you all you need to know about the story.  Yes, it’s the latest mainstream media fairy tale about Congress’s 1997 withdrawal of tax money to pay for gun control advocacy at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  And it’s full of the distortions, omissions, and gun-hating partisanship we’ve come to expect from CNN. I knew when CNN Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen an...
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Terrorists, Democracy, History, and Firearms

L.A. storeowners during 1992 riots (from: humanevents.com)
[Editor's note: E. John Wipfler, III, MD, FACEP is Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. A major (ret.) in the Army Reserves and expert in tactical emergency medicine, Dr. Wipfler serves as a Sheriff’s Physician.] The terrible mass murder by radicalized terrorists in San Bernardino was a jarring blow to the denial of many Americans.  This style of attack is not new. As we console the survivors’ families, as we mourn the lives lost, we ...
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