Andrew Cuomo: Trading Lives for His Pride

(from tug44.org)
(from tug44.org) On March 23, 2020, Remington Arms Co. CEO Ken D’Arcy wrote a letter to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, offering Remington’s services in the effort to combat the coronavirus pandemic.  While Governor Cuomo was declaring Remington a “non-essential” business, causing the Ilion, NY plant to shutter its operations and lay off workers for at least a month, President Trump was refining his executive orders specifically to include the firearms industry as “essential, criti...
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The Twilight Zone

(from unboxingthebizarre.wordpress.com)
(from unboxingthebizarre.wordpress.com) Imagine if you will, a small gun club in upstate New York, over 100 years old, quick to cow to government decree and comfortable censoring its own members and anyone else who disagrees. Wait, an American gun club, super-submissive to questionable governmental edicts, embracing the muzzling of speech and censoring its members?  I thought the general position of the “gun culture” was anti-government, anti-edict, and general apprehension of authority? ...
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Review: “Deadly Force Encounters: Cops and Citizens Defending Themselves and Others” by Alexis Artwohl & Loren Christensen

[Ed: The "physio-psychological effects of violent encounters." That's right up DRGO's alley, so we are reprinting Gila Hayes' review from the Armed Citizens' Legal Defense Network's current newsletter.] Ten years ago, this journal reviewed the original version of Alexis Artwohl’s and Loren W. Christensen’s classic on the physio-psychological effects of violent encounters, Deadly Force Encounters: What Cops Need to Know to Mentally and Physically Prepare for and Survive a...
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What Is “Common Sense” About Guns?

(from npca.org) Gun control advocates speak constantly about “common sense gun laws”. The phrase runs trippingly off the tongue. Rights advocates respond that most existing gun laws, and all proposed laws, defy “common sense”.   This phrase “common sense”, as used in the gun debate, contradicts the plain meaning of the term, so it obscures any honest search for truth.  A definition of the phrase is: "sound and prudent judgment based on a simple perception of the situation or...
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Firearms During Natural Catastrophes

(from personaldefense.com)
[Ed: We previously published this September 26, 2017, courtesy of Hacienda Publishing, where it first appeared September 24 that year. It is a timely reminder as leaders are clamping down on gun sales & permitting during today's COVID-19 contagion.] In 2005, at the time of Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans police used the excuse of enforcing compliance with the mandatory evacuation order to confiscate firearms. They went door-to-door seizing guns from the people who stayed behind hoping ...
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Could Public Health Really Address ‘Gun Violence’?

(from thetruthaboutguns.com)
(from thetruthaboutguns.com) Public health methods could have enormous power to mitigate the scourge of firearm mortality and morbidity.  But only if faithfully applied. One of the earliest and most profound examples were Dr. John Snow’s actions in the 1854 London cholera outbreak.  This incident killed 616 people, occurred in the midst of the 1846 - 1860 worldwide cholera pandemic.  His method added the term “focus of infection” to the public health lexicon. The cholera-causing...
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Active Meditation

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(from slideshare.net) If you’ve been on the internet lately, you’ve heard about meditation. It’s an ancient practice that’s gained popularity over the last few years, thanks to a number of successful and influential people who use meditation as a tool. Science seems to back up their claims that meditation can improve focus, creativity, and productivity (among other things). However, traditional meditation may not be your preferred method for achieving these results. It might be difficu...
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Review: “Why Meadow Died” by Andrew Pollack

[Ed: Why Meadow Died is a powerful testament by the father of one of the murdered students of the Parkland killings. Unlike most of those who hit the media after that, his is a rational voice for the protection of children in schools. While guns are necessary, much more change is required too. We thank Gila Haye's at the Armed Citizens Legal Defense Fund who allows us to republish this, first appearing in the ACLDF's March Network Journal. This is long, but worth it; lightly edited for clar...
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