There was a time in the United States when
owning a gun wasn’t considered an indicator of what sort of person you were.
Owning a gun didn’t mean anything more than owning a wrench did. They’re both
tools. And they were regarded as such.
Unfortunately, legal gun ownership and use carries much more social and political baggage than it used to. People have formed prejudices against legal gun use that can make guns an uncomfortable topic for gun owners.
[Ed: I wrote the following reply 9/18/19 to an article by Liza Gold, MD, "Gun Violence and Mental Illness: It's Time to Change the Status Quo" (8/29/19). (BTW, Dr. Gold told me she'd heard of us.) Psychiatric News editor, Cathy Brown, referred my response to their executive editor, Jeffrey Borenstein, MD, who has declined DRGO's input in the past and did again, without comment. However, it's always worth responding. Occasionally one gets published, which is a win. If...
Virginians have the opportunity soon to vote for candidates for all of the seats in the General Assembly—both Delegates and State Senators. Millions of dollars are pouring in from out-of-state in a shameless attempt to hijack the election and shift the political orientation of the Commonwealth from red to blue. Second Amendment infringements1 hawked by confiscationists2 are at the top of the list of issues presently.
It was in this political frenzy that I had the op...
Let's be up front—America, Guns and Freedom is a bait-and-switch job. This brand new book (released TODAY on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and via all good booksellers) is not just A Journey into Politics and the Public Health & Gun Control Movements. It is far broader than that—which is all to the good. Its 377+ pages are chock full of the people, the events, and the fights that have been waged for decades against Second Amendment deconstructionists and for political freedom at large.
[Ed: DRGO has returned from the 34th Annual Gun Rights Policy Conference, hosted in Phoenix by the Second Amendment Foundation. On Sunday, Dr. Edeen discussed the problems with firearm confiscation orders. Watch DRGO here at about 1:00, with Dr. Edeen at 1:18. He reminds us that he is NOT an attorney.]
What are these laws and why are they so dangerous?
"Red Flag" laws are currently in effect in 15 states and the District of Columbia. Hawaii’s and Ne...
[Ed: DRGO has returned from the 34th Annual Gun Rights Policy Conference, hosted in Phoenix by the Second Amendment Foundation. On Sunday, Dr. Brodale discussed medical research on gun violence during the past year. Watch DRGO here at about 1:00, with Dr. Brodale at 1:04. ]
From the American Medical Association’s Journal of Ethics, “Gun violence and trauma surgery”: “Mass shootings account for less than 1 percent of all gun-related deaths in the US”. You would nev...
[Ed: Dr. Faria first published this at GOPUSA.com August 28 and HaciendaPub.com August 31. It is minimally edited for DRGO.]
The mainstream media (MSM) have been sensationalizing mass shootings for the last three decades, reaching a crescendo in the last several months. They sensationalized gun violence as a way to put pressure on and force Congress to pass unconstitutional gun control laws that disarm the law-abiding citizen while doing nothing t...
[Ed: We first published this last year. It's worth repeating.]
Today, September 17, is United States Constitution Day—also Citizenship Day, and before that, I Am An American Day. Any day is good to be grateful to be American. This one is especially fitting.
Such national days are celebrated all over the world in at least 58 countries. But America’s came first, and has been the model for nearly all the others, including all 50+ constitutions i...