The Truth Is Being Suppressed

The murderous attack May 31in the Virginia Beach city government building has predictably elicited outrage and opportunism by masses of sensitive, easily triggered [all puns intended] anti-gun activists and legislators. A large fraction of them are of course Democrats running for their party’s Presidential nomination. It’s seldom that something unifies so many Americans, though it’s […]

Here Are 8 Stubborn Facts on Gun Violence in America

[Ed: This is a piece from March 14, 2018 in The Daily Signal by John G. Malcolm, vice president of the Institute for Constitutional Government and director of the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation. It remains highly relevant and is republished for educational purposes per The Daily […]

Review: “Crime Signals: How to Spot a Criminal Before You Become a Victim” by David Givens

[Ed: This book review is reposted with permission from the Armed Citizens’ Legal Defense Network‘s June 2019 Journal. It is written by Gila Hayes, ACLDN’s Operations Manager and Journal Editor. Crime Signals is out of print, but copies are readily available , e.g., on Amazon.] “Crimes rarely go unannounced, without prior notice, clues, or warnings,” […]

VICE News No-Show

[Ed: On May 2, DRGO received an email from a VICE reporter who said “I would love to tell you more about what I am working on and to hear your thoughts“ about a proposed documentary about “firearms and dementia”. Dr. Przebinda, our Project Director, replied offering to talk. No response. So I sent the […]

Police Response Time – Why You Should Own Guns

[Ed: Kevin Murphy said that our articles inspired him to write this. We said that we want to repost it. We are, with his permission, and hope he will become a regular contributor. First published 4/24/19, updated 5/21/19 on] Suppose one is considering whether he/she should get a gun for home defense, disregarding all […]

2019 United States Concealed Carry Association Expo

I drove down to the 5th annual United States Concealed Carry Expo which took place over the past weekend (May 17-19) in Pittsburgh. We routinely attend and speak at the Gun Rights Policy Conference each September, someone gets to the NRA Annual Meeting in April, and we’ve seen a member visit and review the National […]

The 2019 NRA Annual Meeting

That was the week that was. Even in its ordinary aspects it was another terrific experience: 15 acres of booths, displays, demonstrations, freebies, giveaways, and meeting and greeting many old friends and making many new ones. Scores of thousands of people all united by one important thing—devotion to the sustenance and expansion of the Second […]

Review: ‘First Freedom’, by David Harsanyi

[Ed: Mr. Harsanyi’s day job is as Senior Editor of The Federalist, and he writes regularly for National Review. So we know his head is screwed on right, pun intended.] David Harsanyi published this book last fall. No reviewer could better describe it than its own subtitle: A Ride Through America’s Enduring History with the […]