The New Zealand Royal Commission Undermines NZ’s New Gun Laws

[Ed: Our esteemed Northern colleague, distinguished researcher Gary Mauser, PhD, graciously offered for DRGO to publish his newest work. We believe the American government would also do well to learn from New Zealand’s experience.] In their December report about the 2019 terrorist attack in Christchurch, the findings of the New Zealand Royal Commission critically undermined […]

The Latest “Gun Violence Crisis” in Canada

[Ed: This introduces new contributor and gun rights advocate, Vincent Harinam, who co-authored the piece with the eminent Gary Mause, PhD. Mr. Hariman’s picture is forthcoming. Meanwhile, Ed: takes no responsibility for the promiscuous use of “c” in place of the perfectly serviceable “s”–Loyalist behavior persists.] Recent public shootings – one in Toronto in July […]

Rural Canada: Do more guns mean more crime?

[From our Canadian correspondent, Gary Mauser PhD. This was first posted at Justice For Gun Owners December 5.] Rural Canada is “gun country.” But do more guns mean more crime? In 2017 StatsCan reported that both violent crime and property crime rates were higher in rural Canada than in bigger Canadian cities. If guns make people […]

Should Lead-Core Bullets Be Banned?

Ed: An earlier version of this article appeared in the September/October issue of the Canadian Firearms Journal. Also see Dr. Mauser’s August 2 DRGO article How Dangerous, Really, Is Lead Ammunition?] The campaign to ban lead ammunition for hunting is based on the far-reaching claim that there are no known safe blood lead levels (BLLs) […]

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 […]

How Dangerous, Really, Is Lead Ammunition?

A variety of authorities such as the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the World Health Organization (WHO), the UK Food Standards Agency, as well as the Centers for Disease Control warn that there is no known level of lead exposure that is considered safe. If true, then literally any exposure to lead should be hazardous. […]

Dr. Mauser Gives Snopes a Chance

(from:[Editor: appears to be branching out from objective myth busting to politicized myth creation. We read Dr. Mauser’s explanation on Tuesday. This is the so far unanswered request for correction he sent two weeks ago.] Barbara & David Mikkelson                                                               Dear Mr. and Mrs. Mikkelson: I am writing to request that retract […]

Snopes Labels Mauser and Kates’ Classic Work “Urban Myth”

[Editor: Here is a real time example of the false criticism that quality pro-rights scholarship receives from anti-gun academia. It matters. Reviewer Kim LaCapria has a demonstrable history of strongly “progressive”, party-line bias. We’ll read Dr. Mauser’s request for correction on Thursday.] In the debate over gun control, it is often difficult to know which […]