HUGE news broke at the end of last week. Gary Kleck, PhD, the David J. Bordua Emeritus Professor of Criminology at Florida State University, published a new paper: “What Do CDC’s Surveys Say About the Frequency of Defensive Gun Uses?” The heart of the matter is that Dr. Kleck and co-author Marc Gertz, PhD were […]
In the wake of the Parkland shooting we’ve seen a push to find solutions that would keep firearms out of the hands of dangerous people who might commit atrocities. The majority of the mass killers in recent times appear to have been mentally ill or deeply disturbed. Because mental illnesses are so varied, the mere […]
[Ed: This first appeared February 26 on American Greatness as “Gun Grabbers Deny the Science”, slightly expanded here.] Mark Rosenberg, MD, MPP, former assistant surgeon general and founder of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control, claimed in Politico this week that there is still too little useful […]
Recently the United States House of Representatives passed legislation to protect the right to bear arms that extends each state’s authorization to carry to all states. This was not to the liking of Daniel Webster, the Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, an arm of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
[Ed: If you’d like to hear the discussion, check out Cam & Co. on NRA TV.] Although it’s not a formal study, an article published yesterday in the Los Angeles Times is a good example of how probably naïve, well-meaning journalism goes wrong trying to cover issues about harm from shootings. In “Amid Rising gun […]
First, DRGO wishes all a happy and, in whatever way matters to you, successful New Year! During the coming year, we will continue to cover everything we find of interest regarding gun rights vs. gun control, medical and health matters regarding firearm use, both research and “research” about the impact of guns in America.
[Ed: This is updated from its original DRGO appearance in 2015.] On Wednesday this week we all should have been jubilantly celebrating the 226th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights, the original 10 amendments to the United States’ federal constitution. Remarkably, it slipped by relatively unremarked. Yet our Bill of Rights may […]
Did you know that “gun laws have not been strengthened because ‘a vocal and passionate minority of gun owners continues to feel emotionally and morally dependent on guns’”? Or that “The gun [has become a] sacred object . . . [Gun control for some gun owners] has come to represent an attack [on] masculinity, independence, […]