Guns and Freedom: Part 2 — Historical Vignettes on Civilian Disarmament [excerpt]

(from guns.com)
[Editor: DRGO presents this excerpt from a series by Dr. Faria in Hacienda Publishing, 2012, to illustrate the tyranny that firearm registration invites.  In this case, in Cuba, as appropriate recognition of the long overdue death of Fidel Castro November 24.] DATELINE: Havana, Cuba, 1959 And here is a story with which I am intimately familiar. After the triumph of the revolution in 1959, Fidel Castro reneged on his promise to establish democracy in Cuba. In response, the Revolutionar...
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Happy Thanksgiving from DRGO

(from: joesdump.com)
DRGO extends to our members, friends, and supporters the warmest wishes of a Happy Thanksgiving. In light of this year's election, we remain hopeful that the President-elect will hold fast to the doctrine that the Second Amendment has nothing to do with an inalienable right to food procurement, but protects the human right of self-defense and stands as a bulwark against government tyranny. Love him or hate him, Donald Trump took strong constitutionalist positions on the Second Amendment. ...
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Lone Ranger Arrested in California!

(from nbcnews.com)
The Lone Ranger was arrested in Lone Pine, California today for the crime of illegally transferring silver bullets.  The famed masked man had just apprehended an armed felon after shooting the gun out of his hand.  As was his practice for the last eighty years, he gave a silver bullet to the outlaw's victim. She was a kindly old widow who was robbed and held captive by the desperado.  This lady, grateful that her life and property were restored, treasured the silver bullet as a symbol tha...
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Bigotry in the San Bernardino County Medical Society

(from naturalsociety.com)
Nearly a month ago I was asked to complete a member satisfaction survey from my county medical society.  As part of my response I sent a letter to San Bernardino County Medical Society president Michael Sequeira, MD, published November 1 in this blog.  I expressed my personal opposition to Proposition 63, a California gun control ballot initiative (the initiative passed on November 8 by a large margin). (more…)
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The Ten Commandments of The Second Amendment

(from freerepublic.com)
The generations who founded America and our republic saw that ensuring the individual rights of free people was necessary to limiting government power and to their own pursuit of happiness.  This came to be expressed in our Bill of Rights with its ultimate guarantor, the Second Amendment. They believed just as strongly that religious faith was necessary to the health of a people and to good governing.   Protestant Christians were most numerous, but Roman Catholics and Jews were present ea...
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Dr. Margulies Mentors the American College of Emergency Physicians—Part 3

(from drgo.us)
[Editor:  Dr. Margulies’ shares his thoughts about the whole frustrating experience with ACEP.  He refers to the letter he sent ACEPNow August 2, in response to their invitation for members to contribute to the discussion begun in the ACEPNow debate.]  My letter was written in response to a biased discussion of firearms in the weekly ACEPNow. Shortly after that, the then president of ACEP issued a highly disparaging statement about police in the United States. That was promptly retracted...
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Dr. Margulies Mentors the American College of Emergency Physicians—Part 2

(from rescue-essentials.com)
[Editor: DRGO reprinted a letter in August that our Dr. Robert Margulies sent his specialty association newsletter, ACEPNow, after it published a “Pro-Con” debate about gun control. The next month, the ACEP president issued a baldly political statement about “prejudice which has been directed toward those who are black” by police.  Two days later, the statement was reissued, dramatically changed.  We thought it worth sharing the whole story.] First, the article in ACEPNow that got Dr. M...
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