Who Are the Guardians?

[Ed: A long, superb article by three longstanding experts originally posted on Ammoland October 23, 2023.] What is a ‘guardian?’ A simple definition of “guardian” is someone whose presence prevents crime. Criminologists, who created that evocative title, have ignored armed civilians as possible guardians. But there is no reason that civilian firearm owners could not […]

Children and Firearms Safety

[Ed: Dr. Mauser first published this on his site, JusticeforGunOwners.ca, on October 25.] Can firearms be kept safely at homes with young children? Yes, with proper precautions. Millions of North Americans have guns at home and do so safely. Around one-half of homes in the US possess guns as do about one-third of homes in Canada. Thanks to a widespread culture […]

Accidental Gun Deaths are Low

[Ed: Dr. Mauser, our northern correspondent, originally published this October 5 on Justice for Gun Owners.] Accidental gun deaths are low and have been falling for decades. There is no doubt that firearm ownership imposes serious safety challenges for gun owners so that owners must act responsibly to ensure their own safety as well as the safety of […]

Can We Trust the Experts?

[Ed: This first appeared July 26 on TheEpochTimes.com.] Experts have squandered their credibility in recent public failures. The repeated misjudgments by public health experts over the past year have demonstrated that they didn’t know how to deal with the pandemic. Claiming their decisions were “backed by science,” public health experts recommended a bewildering maze of contradictory rules about masks, and closures […]

British Columbia’s ‘Firearm Violence Prevention Act’ is a Bait-and-Switch Ploy

[Ed: Another piece by our Simon Fraser University expert, Professor Gary Mauser, demonstrating that Canadian gun owners are afflicted at least as much by ignorant, destructive legislation as are Americans. He first published this May 13 on his website, Justice for Gun Owners. Minimally edited for DRGO (but not the amusing Brit variant spellings). British […]

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 […]