The AMA Goes Full Woke

(from ifamnews.com)
(from ifamnews.com) Health “equity” or health for all? The wokerati, such as the American Medical Association,  would like us to think that it takes the first to achieve the second. In 54 pages of more-than-usually mind-numbing social “sciences” verbology, the AMA has published Advancing Health Equity: A Guide to Language, Narrative and Concepts. To begin with: “By health inequities, we mean gaps that are ‘unjust, avoidable, unnecessary and unfair.’”  No, we don’t want those, and lik...
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What matters — Patients or Popularity?

(from quotehd.com)
(from quotehd.com) There is a constant stream of articles coming from establishment medicine “experts” that denigrate our Second Amendment Right to Keep and Bear Arms along with the individual focus our patients deserve in order to be protected from social priorities that would override that. One that’s received a fair amount of press was an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times by an emergency physician in San Luis Obispo, California, Steven Sainsbury. (See the SAF's Lee Williams if you can’t g...
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Review: ‘Gunfighters, Highwaymen and Vigilantes: Violence on the Frontier’ by Roger D. McGrath

[Ed: Dr. Faria's review, first published February 28 on HaciendaPub.com, discloses the reality that was more the Mild West than the Wild West. Lightly edited for DRGO.] There is a serious misconception of the Old West that needs correcting. That is the notion of an uncivilized Wild West, where antisocial and violent behavior was the norm, and where citizens were afraid to leave their homes, afraid of rampant crime and in fear for their lives. This savage perspective turns out to be inco...
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Response to Biden’s State of the Union Address

[Ed: Written by Tim Andrews, originally published by SCOPE-NY Briefings March 7.] Biden said, “And we’ll do everything in my power to crack down on gun trafficking, of ghost guns that you can buy online, assemble at home — no serial numbers, can’t be traced.” Response: What’s he waiting for?  There are plenty of laws already on the books prohibiting illegal gun trafficking.  Guns must have enough metal to be detected by airport metal detectors.  With the exception of so...
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Revising American History for the Sake of Gun Control

Like it or not, firearms and civilian gun ownership have been part of American history from the inception of American culture and have become as American as mom and apple pie. And it should remain so for lawful citizens. Not that my assertion based on historical reality would be accepted by some undaunted public health researchers, as will be briefly recounted. One researcher, an Emory University professor and Bancroft Prize winner, Michael A. Bellesiles, faked data to “prove” in his now...
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Review: ‘Gun Rights 101’ by Tyler Yzaguirre

(from amazon.com)
(from amazon.com) Gun Rights 101: Firing Back Against Gun Control’s Biggest Lies is a nice little book. That is a good thing, not faint praise. There are other books with the same purpose, to arm the reader with the facts about gun ownership and their proper use, notably Dr. John Lott’s Gun Control Myths and Guy Smith’s Guns and Control: A Nonpartisan Guide to Understanding Mass Public Shootings, Gun Accidents, Public Carry, Suicides, Defensive Use and More. But these are longer, denser, and...
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Guns Are Used Responsibly

(from thefederalistpapers.org)
(from thefederalistpapers.org) [Ed: This piece by DRGO friend Rob Morse comes by way of SCOPE-NY January 10.] All you hear about is “gun violence”, not the well-earned safety record of gun ownership in America.  A few facts: Shooting for fun-The most common use of a firearm is recreation: training, practice, competition, and hunting. The industry trade group for the shooting sports is the NSSF -National Shooting Sports Foundation- which estimates there will be 12,000,000,0...
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The Times May Be A-Changin’

(from newsweek.com)
(from newsweek.com) Over time, we’ve seen changes in focus by the hoplophobic elements of society. Originally, it was all about banning handguns or at least “Handgun Control Inc.” The “assault weapon”, that is, the AR ban of 1994-2004 followed, with no discernible effect on crime, homicide, etc. Movement mutation continued, with groups dropping wording advocating bans, moving to claims of fighting pure “violence” and promoting gun “safety”. Now they want to address “root causes” of violen...
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