Constitution Day and Us

[Ed: We first published this last year. It’s worth repeating.] Today, September 17, is United States Constitution Day—also Citizenship Day, and before that, I Am An American Day. Any day is good to be grateful to be American. This one is especially fitting. Such national days are celebrated all over the world in at least 58 countries. But […]

GVROs, ERPOs and Red Flag Laws

Following the El Paso and Dayton shootings this weekend, we heard from President Trump that it’s time to establish “strong background checks” and support “red flag laws” such as Senator Lindsey Graham believes can be enacted by bipartisan majorities soon in Congress. DRGO has studied these topics for years, as have many other Second Amendment […]

Our Declaration of Independence

[Ed: There’s no better way to mark July 4th than to read our country’s Declaration of Independence. I’ve retained the original orthography, but edited out the specific complaints about King George and Parliament’s abuses in order to focus on the principles that applied then, do now, and always will.] In CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The […]

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 […]