(from fbi.gov) [Ed: Dr. Faria originally published this at Hacienda Publishing June 6. It is more partisan than most of what we publish, but well-founded. Minimally edited for DRGO.] We could say that all mass shootings are inspired by hatred. But many are carried out by deranged individuals, susceptible to violence and possessing no clear and distinct political or religious motives. These disturbed, mentally unstable people are unhinged by the strain of the postmodern age and what they s...More
Gun Facts 101: An Epidemic Of Murder?
(from LNN-GettyImages.com) [Ed: This was first published by James Fite on Liberty Nation News May 21. Used with permission. I'd probably have said "progressives" rather than "Democrats" because some Democrats still think rationally about guns. ] The political left loves to paint gun violence as a public health crisis – an epidemic, according to the Biden administration – but is that justified? A look at the numbers as they relate to the rest of America’s problems shows the “epidemic...More
‘S.A.F.E. Act’: Violating the Second Amendment and obstructing mental health care
(from newstarget.com) [Ed: This piece first ran in SCOPE-NY's Briefings on April 18. This experience of Sandra Richardson, a Masters level Registered Nurse, exemplifies the damage that Red Flag Laws do (as included in New York's misleadingly name MHL § 9.46, the S.A.F.E. Act).] It all began when I sought guidance on managing stress from a healthcare provider. After I did so, a report was filed against me under the New York SAFE Act’s Mental Hygiene Law (MHL) § 9.46, “reports of substanti...More
Pointless Red Flag Laws
(from i2i.org) "Red flag Laws", which allow police to seize the firearms of people accused of being at risk to misuse them, have been passed in 19 states. Do they do what proponents say they do? A recent study by Veronica Pear, PhD and Garen Wintemute, MD, and co-authors says the answer is clearly, “No”. It appeared as "Firearm Violence Following the Implementation of California’s Gun Violence Restraining Order Law" on JAMA Network April 5. In looking at California’s Red Flag law they use...More
Review: ‘The Awakening of Jennifer Van Arsdale’ by George Leef
(from amazon.com) This is a different sort of book from what we usually review, but one that is worth calling attention to. The Awakening of Jennifer Van Arsdale: A Political Fable for Our Times is a dystopian novel set in the all too near future, with a contemporary settings and political/cultural themes. Our interest was piqued by the central role of a citizen hero who wields a firearm in defense of others and is key to a woman developing insight into the deterioration of her country devel...More
Keep the Faith
(from dappercadaver.com) Too often we still hear that guns are the problem. For example, esteemed Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Tweet ("light footing" it around her responsibility for Chicago’s safe streets): “We have a common enemy: it's guns & the violence they bring.” Yet there has been a gradual shift in messaging by our distinguished gun control competition. In recent years, they’ve backed off somewhat from their longtime gun ban and confiscation demands and moved more toward re...More
The AMA Goes Full Woke
(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, an...More
What matters — Patients or Popularity?
(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...More