“A Stone of Stumbling, and a Rock of Offense”

[Ed: Dr. Petrocelli sent this letter to the mayor of Richmond, Virginia earlier this week in response to the mayor’s attempt to ban firearm possession anywhere near all city-permitted events, demonstrations, parades, etc. As Dr. Petrocelli notes, no one likes it. Write and call your own elected leaders, regardless of their party or existing position. […]

Happy Friday, Senator Hashmi & Delegate Carr

[Ed: Dr. Petrocelli sent this letter, lightly edited for DRGO, to his Virginia state representatives last week. Keep visiting and writing to yours–personal contact is the most effective lobbying possible.] I am writing to you as your constituent this Friday to share two pieces of terrific news. Not only have your constituents bought guns in […]

Doctors’ prescription: Disarm

The latest Lancet Psychiatry editorial mixes several poorly articulated ideas in a swing-and-a-miss effort to impugn American gun owners by suggesting that current gun purchases are fueled by cowardice in the face of economic adversity.  Given The Lancet’s other-than-the-United States focus, it isn’t surprising that it woefully mischaracterizes us.  “Home of the brave?” links economic […]

Carrying Guns is Preventive Medicine

It appears that the coronavirus has outpaced both Obama and Beto as gun salesman of the decade.  Reports abound of large numbers of first-time gun buyers depleting inventory in local gun stores across the country.  These purchases have elicited the expected pearl-grasping by the confiscationists, but these hoplophobes always miss the obvious:  gun are used […]

An Open Letter to the Republican Party of Virginia

[Ed: Dr. Petrocelli originally published at Ammoland on May 13. It is reposted by permission.] Dear Republican Party of Virginia, I replied to your emails, and I didn’t get a reply, so I thought I’d write to you publicly so that you understand where a portion of the electorate stands. It’s a larger portion than […]

Red Flag Laws versus Reality

As the 2020 Virginia Legislative session draws to a close this week, it appears that a version of a “Red Flag” law (House version; Senate version) will be sent to Governor “Blackface” Northam for his signature. I thought I had exhausted my complaints about these laws previously, but Virginia’s Bloomberg-purchased Democrats made changes that plumb […]

Virginia — The Fight Goes On

HB 916, the Virginia House of Delegates’ version of Governor Northam’s scary gun ban bill, was heard by the Public Safety Committee Friday February 7.  This bill would ban the sale of “assault weapons”, including AR-15 and AK-47 platform rifles, and makes the possession of suppressors and magazines greater than 12 rounds a felony.  (Why […]

Gun Control is Bad Medicine

[Ed: This was originally published at Bearing Arms January 27 & reposted by permission. Minimally edited for DRGO.] Dr. Patrick Neustatter recently penned an op-ed for the Fredricksburg Star supporting typical “common sense” gun control legislation.  I feel for my colleague because I too once believed the medical mythology that guns were bad and needed […]