Statistical Malpractice: The Standard in Anti-Gun “Research”—Part 1

(from: skepticalob.com)
[Editor’s Note: The following article by our colleague Dr. Miguel Faria is his classic discussion of Statistical Malpractice --- 'Firearm Availability' and Violence (Part I): Politics or Science? as it was originally titled in the Medical Sentinel (2002;7(4):132-133).  It remains a timely reminder of the unending games played by researchers with agendas, and is republished here with the author’s permission.  Part 2 follows on Thursday.] (more…)
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A Gun Owner Goes to the Doctor

(from: freerepublic.com)
Most doctors don’t care whether you own guns and won’t bother asking because they don’t have the time, although some may enjoy chatting about them as shared interests.  But occasionally one will raise the question as if it has something to do with routine medical (“preventive”) care. Here are some examples: -  -  -  -  -  - Scene: A physician’s exam room, complete with chair, small desk, exam table, cabinets full of mystery items—and a computer.  -  -  -  -  -  - (mor...
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Elites Double Down on Medical Gun Control Politics

(From: guns.com)
To see how utterly disconnected the public health gun prohibition movement and their major media allies are from the everyday lives of normal people, consider the recent carefully orchestrated media blast of Dr. Garen Wintemute’s latest gun control advocacy article. My expert colleagues Dr. Margulies and Dr. Young dissected this smelly specimen of junk science last week. But there’s another message in Wintemute’s article.  Medical gun control activists are perceiving pushback from the sic...
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Studying Anti-Gun Studies: Confusion, Obfuscation and Irrelevance

(from: testtube.com)
They’re at it again, so we are too.  “They” are the ‘gun violence is a public health issue’ crowd, who keep propounding theories about how guns should be treated as autonomous risk factors for injury and death.  DRGO will keep setting them straight.  If we weren’t volunteers, we’d thank them for keeping us so busy. The big news from the front this week was an article appearing May 16 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, Yes, You Can: Physicians, Patients, and Firearms by Garen Wintemute an...
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Two Profiles in Hoplophobia

(Garen Wintemute, MD From: davisenterprise.com)
The public health culture war against gun owners started a quarter century ago and shows no signs of letting up. The steady surge in support of the civil right of gun ownership seems to have spurred medical hoplophobes in universities and in government to renew their efforts to prohibit gun ownership. The big academic gun-grabbers enjoy support from a fawning media and from sympathetic activists in government.  Mainstream media accounts always portray them as heroes fighting “gun violence...
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Gun Violence Restraining Orders, Unrestrained

(gunownersca.org)
California is awesome.  It is huge, and varied in people, environments, and cultures.  And it’s a seething cauldron of bizarre 'progressive' agendas. We’ve been following some of them through this year’s legislative session.  Two of DRGO’s chief activists, Drs. Timothy Wheeler and Arthur Przebinda, were in Sacramento recently to oppose spending taxpayer dollars to shore up the failing anti-gun activism of Dr. Garen Wintemute and colleagues at the University of California. Anoth...
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Doctors Kill 23 Times More People Than Guns Kill!

("The Scream" from: edvardmunch.org)
Behold this leading-bleeding scream piece from BMJ, formerly the British Medical Journal and formerly a respected source of scientific information for your doctor.  The journal has a history of free-wheeling condemnation of American gun owners, going so far as to advocate attacking their very culture.  Throwing fuel on their own fire, BMJ editors evidently have now resorted to an old if not exactly honorable practice of hack journalism—printing the shocking and the scandalous, even if the tr...
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