A Legal Barrier to MH Care in NYS

[Ed: “Codified Barriers to Mental Health Care, an Example from New York State” was published August 4 on ResearchSquare. It is not yet peer-reviewed, but is being submitted to professional journals. Unfortunately, one suspects that the chances of most medical or public health journals accepting it are low, given their prejudices. But Sandra Richardson, RN […]

On Gun Control Studies

[Ed: This piece appeared June 19 as a SCOPE-NY ‘Briefing’.] On June 13th, Ammoland had an article entitled, “Is Gun Control Making Vermont less Safe.”  It answered its question by concluding, “Vermont’s gun control measures had no salutary impact whatsoever in the already peaceful jurisdiction.” But how it got to that conclusion was an interesting path […]

Our Declaration of Independence

[Ed: There’s no better way to mark July 4th than to read our country’s Declaration of Independence. The original orthography is retained, but the specific complaints about King George and Parliament’s abuses are edited out in order to focus on the principles that applied then, do now, and always will. Reposted since 2019.] Happy Independence […]

A Day to Remember

[Ed: First appearing on DRGO 4 years ago, we repost this piece yearly.] Memorial Day has now come for the 55th time since it was officially proclaimed in 1967. It has been kept nationwide, though unofficially, since World War II, and as Decoration Day since 1868.  It was born in spontaneous memorials early during the Civil […]

Gun Grabbing Season

[Ed: This article originally appeared in a mailing from SCOPE-NY. Grassroots opinion pieces and letters to the editor are powerful ammunition in promoting the importance of the Second Amendment and private gun ownership.] Based on the number of articles appearing everywhere, gun grabbing season must be open.  It only opens once a year but the […]