The American ‘gun culture’ that saved Europe

[Editor’s Note: The following article from Dr. Miguel Faria was recently published at and is republished here with the author’s permission.] An interesting conversation with a European neurosurgical colleague, who decries the “gun culture” of America, took place that may be of interest to readers of GOPUSA. The dialogue began with a difference of opinion on […]

Shooting rampages, mental health, and the sensationalization of violence

[Editor’s Note: The following article from Dr. Miguel Faria, published in January, 2013 by Surgical Neurology International, is available at and is republished here with the author’s permission.] The debate on the role of firearms in society has returned with a fury in the United States and the world with the latest shooting rampage […]

John Edeen, MD Media

Dr. John Edeen is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon in San Antonio, TX and is active in seeking the right to carry for qualified hospital staff. At DRGO, he oversees membership development.   Visit our YouTube channel for all content.   Dr. Edeen appeared on the Safety Solutions Academy podcast with Paul Carlson. He spoke about DRGO, kids […]

Fighting Anti-Gun Bias in the Medical Literature—Part 2

Last month we announced the first part of Dr. Miguel Faria’s excellent editorial in Surgical Neurology International, “America, Guns, and Freedom”. In this issue is Part 2, describing international events around the eternal struggle for the right of armed self-defense. Dr. Faria, a retired neurosurgeon and medical historian, occupies a niche where academic medicine intersects […]

Review: ‘Gunfighters, Highwaymen and Vigilantes: Violence on the Frontier’ by Roger D. McGrath

[Ed: Dr. Faria’s review, first published February 28 on, discloses the reality that was more the Mild West than the Wild West. Lightly edited for DRGO.] There is a serious misconception of the Old West that needs correcting. That is the notion of an uncivilized Wild West, where antisocial and violent behavior was the […]