COVID-19, George Floyd Riots, and the Second Amendment

[Ed: This is published by permission, slightly edited, after its first appearance at Hacienda Publishing on June 10.] The events of the last two or three months have been not only momentous but also perhaps portentous of things to come. In rapid succession COVID-19 and the George Floyd riots have underscored the fact government cannot always be […]

So You Think Tyranny Can’t Happen Here?

Ed: Dr. Faria originally published this May 23 at Hacienda Publishing. It is modestly edited for DRGO.] When discussing government overreach, which continues unimpeded, or the danger of the monopoly of force concentrated in the hands of government by way of law enforcement, especially from federal police, particularly the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms […]

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 […]

We Are at War

The world will never be the same.  People are out of work.  Factories are retooling to make equipment that we need to fight this war.  The President of the United States has declared an emergency in every state at the same time, which has never happened before.  No one really expected this.  We aren’t prepared […]

Firearms During Natural Catastrophes

[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 […]

Guns, Women, and the Medical Literature

[Ed: This was originally published October 1, 1994 on Hacienda Publishing. Dr. Faria discusses the breakthrough take-down of Arthur Kellerman’s “seminal research.” [sic] It is still relevant 25 years later as we face even more pseudo-scientific assaults on reason. Women training for self-protection is thankfully becoming widespread. Edited for DRGO in form and length .] […]

“Large capacity” magazines: Diagnosis or symptom?

The January 14, 2020 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association included a Quick Uptake news article, “Large-Capacity Magaine Bans Linked With Fewer Mass Shootings, Deaths” (first online December 18). It references a study in the American Journal of Public Health by Louis Klarevas, Andrew Conner and, one of our frequent “guests” here, […]

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 […]