Disarmed and Unprotected

[Ed: This was originally posted on HaciendaPub.com November 5, excerpted from his latest book America, Guns, and Freedom: A Journey Into Politics and the Public Health & Gun Control Movements (2019).] For many years, the federal government has arrogated more power to itself at the expense of the individual states, including policing actions that should fall […]

Guns Are NOT a Public Health Issue

[Ed: This was Dr. Edeen’s talk at 2023’s Gun Rights Policy Conference September 24. See the video beginning at 13:40 here. Dr. Young followed, discussing Sandra Richardson’s study reported in A Legal Barrier to MH Care in NYS, beginning at 22:05.] What is public health? The CDC defines it as …the science of protecting and […]

Gun Grabbing Season

[Ed: This article originally appeared in a mailing from SCOPE-NY. Grassroots opinion pieces and letters to the editor are powerful ammunition in promoting the importance of the Second Amendment and private gun ownership.] Based on the number of articles appearing everywhere, gun grabbing season must be open.  It only opens once a year but the […]

A Tale of Two Studies

“States with relaxed concealed carry laws see spike in violent crimes.” October 5, 2022 “CDC data shows constitutional carry states have fewer total and gun-related homicides.” October 4, 2022 Huh? Sure, they are talking about somewhat different things (“violent crimes” versus “homicides”) yet these typically track each other. And constitutional carry (no permit required) is […]

A “True Public Health Crisis”?

In a recent opinion piece, the president of the American Medical Association, Jack Resneck, M.D. asserts that 2 recent shootings support an urgent need to end “firearm violence”. Dr. Resneck seems little aware of doctors’ falling into the  trap of being unduly influenced by their most recent patient. He goes on to state that “gun […]

“Assault Weapon” Bans, Mendacious Statistics, And Obscenities When All Else Fails

[Ed: This was first published on GOPUSA July 21. Slightly edited for DRGO.] . A concerned citizen in South Carolina brought to my attention that Lee Turner, a former Democrat congressional candidate for South Carolina District 04, is claiming as truth the following statistics and justification for a renewed “Assault Weapons Ban.” “After Bill Clinton […]