Guns Are NOT a Public Health Issue

[Ed: This was Dr. Edeen’s talk at 2023’s Gun Rights Policy Conference September 24. See the video beginning at 13:40 here. Dr. Young followed, discussing Sandra Richardson’s study reported in A Legal Barrier to MH Care in NYS, beginning at 22:05.] What is public health? The CDC defines it as …the science of protecting and […]

Dr. Edeen Tells Texas to Keep Its Children Well

[Ed: DRGO’s Dr. John Edeen delivered this testimony on June 23 to the Texas legislature’s Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety strongly advocating effective school protection of our children, which is DRGO’s long-held position.] Thank you, Chairman White, for inviting me to give my testimony today. My name is John Edeen, MD.  I am […]

Your Doctor and Your Guns

[Ed: Dr. Edeen delivered this address (as “Education not Intimidation”) at Florida Carry’s  3rd Annual Camping Event at Rainbow Springs State Park in Dunnellon, Florida on February 8, 2020. We hope to obtain video and post it on our DRGO YouTube channel, too. Slightly edited for clarity.] What do you do when your doctor asks if […]

Red Flags for ERPOs & GVROs

[Ed: DRGO has returned from the 34th Annual Gun Rights Policy Conference, hosted in Phoenix by the Second Amendment Foundation. On Sunday, Dr. Edeen discussed the problems with firearm confiscation orders. Watch DRGO here at about 1:00, with Dr. Edeen at 1:18. He reminds us that he is NOT an attorney.] What are these laws and why are […]

Emergency Trauma Care at School Shootings

[Ed: In our third and final presentation to the Gun Rights Policy Conference in Chicago on September 23, Dr. Edeen spoke about the preparations that need to be made for immediate, life-saving trauma intervention.] Today I am going to talk about trauma medicine in schools. Rob Morse suggested this as a topic to explore. Picture […]

Active Shooter Interdiction

[Ed: Dr. Edeen, our Membership Director, is a strong proponent of self-rescue, including shooting back, in medical settings that are so vulnerable to mass casualty attacks. He puts his time and money where his mouth is, and this report is one result.]  I recently traveled to the Firearms Academy of Seattle (FAS) in Onalaska, Washington, […]

MAG-120: Hospital Threat Management

[Ed: Dr. Edeen gave this talk at the MAG-120 course in Live Oak, Florida, December 11, 2017, slightly edited for DRGO.] Hospitals are not the idealized sanctuary of healing that many of us imagine them to be. According to the National Crime Victimization Survey by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (2011), 10% of workplace violence […]