The 2nd Amendment Rally

This past weekend I celebrated my First Amendment right to free speech and peaceable assembly on the Capitol Lawn at the first 2nd Amendment Rally with perhaps two thousand of my fellow Second Amendment supporters from around the nation.  It was a particularly apropos moment. Elections are just days away here in Virginia that could […]

Alcohol + Guns: BAD, but . . . ?

Bloomberg.com recently published a piece, “Drivers with DUIs Shouldn’t be Armed” which read: “…gun owners with DUI convictions are a discrete and dangerous group. For lawmakers eager to make progress against gun violence, they’re too good a target to ignore.” This editorial implies that gun purchasers with a history of a DUI charge cause considerable […]

Red Flag Fantasies

The idea behind red flag laws—stopping violence with guns before it occurs—is a laudable one. It may even be the case that the pursuit of this goal will help transform the behavioral science of risk assessment for the good of all of society. An apropos analogy may well be anti-missile missile technology. At the time […]

Red Cards on Red Flag Waving Politicians

Virginians have the opportunity soon to vote for candidates for all of the seats in the General Assembly—both Delegates and State Senators. Millions of dollars are pouring in from out-of-state in a shameless attempt to hijack the election and shift the political orientation of the Commonwealth from red to blue. Second Amendment infringements1 hawked by […]

Kangaroo Courts & PAWS

[Ed: Dr. Petrocelli’s testimony can be found here; click on “Archives”, then “Virginia Crime Commission” Tuesday, August 20. He begins at 2 hours 6 minutes.] On Tuesday, I joined my fellow Virginian defenders of the Second Amendment and testified before the Virginia Crime Commission.  Its legislators and official appointees will review the gun control bills […]

Raising Red Flags

[Ed: DRGO welcomes Dr. Dennis Petrocelli as one of us with this article . He is especially concerned with trends in his home state Virginia, which is a bell-weather purple state we should all be concerned about. And see his interview with Cam Edwards on Cam’s new gig at Bearing Arms (about 20 minutes in).] […]

Authors and Contributors

— Dr. Sean Brodale is a family practitioner in Iowa. He is pursuing the right to carry in hospitals for eligible medical personnel. At DRGO he is involved in membership and public engagement projects. All DRGO articles by Sean Brodale, DO —Dr. Michael S. Brown is a pragmatic Libertarian environmentalist who has been studying the gun […]