Doctors: #StayInYourLane

[Ed: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine physician Richard Austin, MD published an attack on the National Rifle Association in the school’s quarterly alumnus magazine (Aspects). Dr. Wheeler, a graduate of the school’s first class and DRGO’s Director Emeritus, wrote this rebuttal (in “Letters to the Editor”), for the Summer/Fall 2019 issue. He urges SIU-Med to […]

Why Does Organized Medicine Hate Guns?

[Ed: This essay was first published on’s op-(m)ed page,  a physicians’ interaction site.] Why does organized medicine abhor gun ownership?  Why has the public health community waged a culture war on this foundational American tradition for nearly three decades now? “Guns are a virus that must be eliminated”, preached pediatrician Katherine Christoffel, one of […]

The Hard Bigotry of NYU’s Arthur Caplan, PhD

As predictable as hurricanes in September, hoplophobic media outlets have jumped on the Las Vegas mass shooting as an excuse to wheel out their favorite gun control nostrums.  For its October 3rd article, “Calls Grow for CDC to Resume Gun Violence Research”, New York City-based MedPage Today interviewed eleven anti-gun rights advocacy researchers and organized […]

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 […]

Medicine’s Shameful Silence on Silencers

[Ed: DRGO is reprinting Dr. Wheeler’s Washington Examiner article published there yesterday.] What if a cheap, simple, and safe method existed for preventing permanent hearing loss in tens of millions of Americans? America’s doctors should be singing its praises and recommending it to their patients. American doctor organizations should be doing the same, as well […]

Claremont Institute’s Publius Fellows Practice the Second Amendment

DRGO was originally a project of the Claremont Institute, now located in Upland, California.  We were a good fit because the Claremont Institute, a leading curator and school of America’s founding ideas, naturally supports the Second Amendment.  Even though DRGO has since become a project of the Second Amendment Foundation, we still collaborate with Claremont […]