Women’s Rights to Life, Liberty, and the RKBA

(from 247nigerianewsupdate.co)
Frontpage Mag  recently published an article titled “Female Christian Victims of Boko Haram”.  It recounts the predicament of Leah Sharibu, a 15 year-old Nigerian taken eight months before.  Her captors have threatened the Nigerian government that they will murder her. These same captors recently executed Saifura Hussaini Ahmed Khorsa, a 25 year-old Red Cross aid worker.  Leah is held with midwife Hauwa Mohammed Liman and nurse Alice Loksha Ngaddah.  All three are threatened with executio...

DRGO Update for November 2, 2018

A message from DRGO: Our biweekly Update unfortunately became monthly this time. But that gives us so much more to appreciate and to report, which you'll find detailed below. The biggest news represents a remarkable watershed in mainstream medical research. For the first time, a major journal (of the American College of Surgeons) has accepted an article that finds that reflects reality: concealed carry, of any degree of freedom, does NOT correlate to changes in the rate of vi...

Doctors Without Partisans

(from iblagh.com)
[DRGO correspondent 'MarkPA' used his anonymity to infiltrate the NASEM conference on preventing "gun violence". This is his report.]  The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine conducted a workshop in Washington DC (and on-line) on October 17-18, 2018, titled “Health Systems Interventions to Prevent Firearm Injuries and Death”.  The workshop was sponsored by Kaiser Permanente and the American Hospital Association. (more…)

Review: “Showdown: The Looming Crisis Over Gun Control”

(from haciendapublishing.com)
  [Ed: Dr. Faria's review of Showdown was first published October 26 at HaciendaPublishing.com. His upcoming book is America, Guns, and Freedom: A Journey Into Politics and the Public Health & Gun Control Movements (2019), which we look forward to reviewing.]  Showdown: The Looming Crisis Over Gun Control by Lenden A. Eakin (Mascot Books, 2014) is more than a book about the politics of gun control in the United States. It is a concise narrative not only about “the looming cris...

Concealed-Carry Does NOT Increase Violent Crime

(from legallyconcealed.org)
[Ed: We are extremely pleased to share research that DRGO member, former police office, and lead author Mark Hamill, MD, FACS, presented at the Congress of the American College of Surgeons on October 22. It was well received and is now available online. This is a cardfully designed study showing objectively that relaxing concealed carry laws makes no significant difference in violent crime rates. It is expected to appear in the January 2019 issue of the Journal of the American College of Sur...

DRGO at the 2018 Gun Rights Policy Conference

(from guns.com)
DRGO was again honored to present at the annual Gun Rights Policy Conference September 21-23 in Chicago. Our only regret was missing our Project Director, Dr. Arthur Przebinda, who couldn't attend this year. We spoke on the 23rd: First, the articulate and energetic Dr. Sean Brodale, DRGO's Outreach Director, discussed a couple of recent, all too typical junk "studies" claiming (and objectively failing) to connect things like a high incidence of opiate abuse with Trump voters and 80,000 le...

The Three Boxes of Frederick Douglass

(from vintage.es)
[Ed: This piece grew out of an exchange 'MarkPA' had with 'Sebastian' on the Shall Not Be Questioned discussion forum.] "There are no easy answers.“   Truth in 5 words.  Think of it like this:  All of the problems that have easy answers are solved quickly and no longer draw attention to themselves.  For example, how to sharpen a pencil.  When was the last time you had to think about the answer to this question?  Why do we invest 12 - 16 - 20 years in getting an education if the problems w...

Once the Court Affirms Right to Carry . . .

(from ammoland.com)
Now that Brett Kavanaugh has ascended the bench, the Supreme Court is likely to rule on some states’ “may-issue” practices that amount to “won’t-issue” for carry permits.  The recent case of Young v. Hawaii is ripe for consideration.  A three judge panel of the Ninth Circuit has ruled in Young’s favor, granting him his prayer for relief to be issued a permit to open carry.  That is, for an ordinary resident of Hawaii desirous of self-defense to be put on a par with armored car drivers who pr...