Gun Laws Don’t Stop the Killing

(from floridadems.org)
(from floridadems.org) A recent report looks to see if laws restricting the right to keep and bear arms might have effects on homicides and suicides not caused by guns. They found no increase or decrease in non-gun homicides associated with changes in gun related homicides, and the data regarding suicides were too sparse to be useful. Their report was based on examining a series of earlier studies. To the authors’ credit, they noted that some experts describe a substitution effect, that i...
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The New Zealand Royal Commission Undermines NZ’s New Gun Laws

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(from theepochtimes.com) [Ed: Our esteemed Northern colleague, distinguished researcher Gary Mauser, PhD, graciously offered for DRGO to publish his newest work. We believe the American government would also do well to learn from New Zealand’s experience.] In their December report about the 2019 terrorist attack in Christchurch, the findings of the New Zealand Royal Commission critically undermined the justifications for the new Draconian firearms laws. Following the attack, Prime Minist...
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Why I Got the Vaccine

(from antiguaobserver.com)
(from antiguaobserver.com) [Ed: We at DRGO are physicians first and civil rights activists (a very close) second. Vaccination against disease is one of the great triumphs of public health. We are 100% behind the campaign to immunize against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). That, along with all those recovered from the illness, will lead to population immunity, ending this terrible pandemic and returning our world to us. Dr. Brodale's We Are at War! is a good companion piece.] . I received the M...
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Twilight Zone Turns to Cancel Culture

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(from time.com) [Ed:  In April 2019, we published The Twilight Zone, which described the reactions a gun club had in addressing Covid-19 risks with its members. DRGO contributing writer and then club member Bob Kingsley wrote that article and now re-visits what has happened since. We would of course welcome a response from the unnamed club.] Last April, the gun club I had been a member of for 20 years closed abruptly after having a panic attack related to the Covid-19 virus.  T...
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Biden and the Democrats’ Platform

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(from scopeny.org) [Ed: This is a thorough overview of what this election appears to be bringing us. Though it was written prior to November 3 for SCOPE-NY's bulletin Firing Lines, its prescience is less important than the reality facing us now. Thanks to SCOPE-NY, fighting on our behalf in New York state, and its president, Tom Reynolds. Minimally edited for DRGO.] . Joe Biden has said that he is the Democrat Party. Taken directly from the Democrat platform in a section called “Heali...
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Anti-Gunners Attempt to Rewrite 2A History

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(from bearingarms.com) [Ed: Republished by permission of the author, from Bearing Arms 12/30/2020.] What did the Founding Fathers think about our right to keep and bear arms? According to historian Saul Cornell, founders like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and James Madison would be far more likely to side with Everytown for Gun Safety than the National Rifle Association if they were alive today, because in Cornell’s view, the early republic was chock full of restrictio...
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We need honest debate and rigorous research on gun control

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(from thehill.com ©GettyImages) [Ed: The manufactured "controversy" over John Lott's recent move to the federal Department of Justice as a research advisor is easily understood as anti-gun academics fearing that his advice will reduce federal funding of their typically poorly designed and interpreted studies. They needn't worry--Michael Bloomberg has their backs, viz. Northwell Health's 2nd annual "Gun Violence Prevention Forum" on December 10. Pollack just became president of the Crime Prev...
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The Bill for Our Rights

(from funnyjunk.com)
(from funnyjunk.com) [Ed: We have published this piece annually since 2015 for Bill of Rights Day each December 15. The  Bill’s Second Amendment is the reason for our being, in more ways than one.] Today we all should be jubilantly celebrating the 229th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights, the original 10 amendments to the United States’ federal constitution. Remarkably, it slips by relatively unremarked. Yet our Bill of Rights may actually be the most significant o...
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