Venezuela, America

The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is an entirely outmoded document!  Useful at one time, It’s now an excuse for malcontents and fools to obtain weapons they invariably misuse.  That, at least, is what a large segment of our political establishment would have you believe. Are they right? Into the debate comes the report […]

Guns and the Children’s Crusade

The mobilization of youth in response to the Parkland High School shooting has similarities to the Children’s Crusade and must not end the same way. There was a sense of exasperation and failure within Europe at the beginning of the thirteenth century.  For over one hundred years, the European powers had been engaged in the […]

Holocaust Remembrance and the Right to Bear Arms

UNESCO once again dutifully commemorated “Holocaust Remembrance Day” on January 27th. The Nazi crimes of 1933-1945 were horrific enough to invent the term “genocide” and bring it into worldwide consciousness. We recall it as a heinous crime that was the worst of its genre. I say the worst because it was neither the first nor […]

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 […]

Gun Control: A Passivity Disorder?

In contemporary America, as in the West generally, we are witnessing a diminution of traditional self-reliant values. With this, there has been a strong shift to a passive, group think perspective. It’s our belief that the demand for extreme gun control goes beyond normal passivity and enters the realm of a psychological disorder. Let’s clarify […]

High Noon

Certain times of the day have meaning independent of the clock. Human beings have always accorded special significance to dawn, midnight, and pre-dawn. In modern American culture, late afternoon has come to symbolize happy hour.  For the responsible gun owner, the most compelling time is High Noon which, strangely enough, can occur at any moment. […]

A Lesson from the Bronx Zoo

Many years ago, as a starving graduate student in New York City, I would regularly visit the Bronx Zoo. The zoo held many attractions for me. The biggest one was that admission was free. Yes, as fanciful as it sounds, in the distant past, there really were places in the Big Apple that charged nothing to get in. […]