Review: ‘The AR-15 Controversy’ by Dennis Chapman

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(from amazon.com) Dennis Chapman, an attorney by trade and retired Army infantry colonel who served in Somalia and Iraq, became frustrated by the assumptions activists make about this nearly ideal civilian rifle. He began examining those assumptions, collecting his observations and his findings, intending to write a law review article summarizing them. He did, in the Belmont Law Review (‘Firearms Chimera: The Counter Productive Campaign to Ban the AR-15 Rifle’) but realized the subject was v...
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An Armed Populace is the Bulwark of Liberty

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[Ed: This timely article first appeared August 1 on TheTruthAboutGuns.com. Dr. Faria excerpted it from his latest book, America, Guns, and Freedom: A Journey Into Politics and the Public Health & Gun Control Movements (2019). During the 20th century, more than 100 million people were exterminated by their own repressive governments, police states bent on destroying liberty and building communism, socialism, collectivism, and other worker utopias that turned out to be hells...
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Again: Guns, Surgeons General, and Public Health Policy

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(from thelogicalindian.com) [Ed: This is the first article I wrote for DRGO, published June 16, 2014. Remarkably, republishing it now is as relevant as it was then, as Dr. Murthy has become not only the 19th but also the 21st Surgeon General of the United States. Fortunately, he hasn't yet joined in the left's pogrom against guns and the Second Amendment. A few bits, italicized, are updated; two paragraphs and footnotes have been removed. Those data are dated, thought the points haven't chan...
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Can We Trust the Experts?

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(from theepochtimes.com) [Ed: This first appeared July 26 on TheEpochTimes.com.] Experts have squandered their credibility in recent public failures. The repeated misjudgments by public health experts over the past year have demonstrated that they didn’t know how to deal with the pandemic. Claiming their decisions were “backed by science,” public health experts recommended a bewildering maze of contradictory rules about masks, and closures of schools and ...
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America Needs a Resurgent NRA

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(from haciendapublishing.com) [Ed: Dr. Faria published versions of this article first on TheTruthAboutGuns.com on August 9, 2020, and on GOPUSA.com on August 10, 2020. It is excerpted, updated, and edited from his book, America, Guns, and Freedom: A Journey Into Politics and the Public Health & Gun Control Movements (2019). It is available at HaciendaPublishing.com.] New Zealand and Australia like to brag about their purported success with gun control — essentially all guns ...
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Parsing the 2A to Invalidate Individual Gun Rights

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(from concealedpatriot.net) [Ed: This was first published July 18 on TheTruthAboutGuns. Edited for DRGO.] The Duke Center for Firearms Law is publishing a series of papers on corpus linguistics and the Second Amendment. Corpus linguistics is the search for and study of words and phrases in their context to discover their original public meaning. Much of what I’ve read so far will receive a hostile reception from TTAG readers. Nevertheless, it’s useful reading so as to understand what ...
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What drives Trudeau’s campaign against guns?

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(from guns.com) [Ed: A Canada-focused, but a highly instructive piece from our Northern correspondents illustrating the many dangers of internationalist politics. Previously published in the Canadian Firearm Journal & minimally edited for DRGO. Dr. Eisen is new, and most welcome, to DRGO.] "When politicians bloviate about a 'higher purpose,' it's time to watch your wallets, hide the kids and lock your doors (front, back and refrigerator).” Michelle Malkin, columnist Why has Jus...
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Gun Safety: Good Mother in a Bad Neighborhood

(from pexels.com) [Ed: New to DRGO and recent to motherhood, Ms. Young has lived the threat and knows how to face it.] No matter what country, state, or city you live in, every neighborhood has pros and cons. Most big cities in the United States tend to have “good” areas and “bad” ones, though it is unclear to me exactly what differentiates one from the other. What I do know is that too many neighborhoods are wracked by the (supposed) “gun violence” and abuse of gun ownership. I had a ...
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