Red Flag Laws versus Reality

(from wikipedia.org)
(from wikipedia.org) As the 2020 Virginia Legislative session draws to a close this week, it appears that a version of a "Red Flag" law (House version; Senate version) will be sent to Governor “Blackface” Northam for his signature. I thought I had exhausted my complaints about these laws previously, but Virginia’s Bloomberg-purchased Democrats made changes that plumb new depths: “extreme risk” was lowered to “substantial risk” and the usual time frame of “imminent” was expanded to  “near fut...
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Review: “The Concealed Handgun Manual” by Chris Bird

(from privateerpublications.com)
(from privateerpublications.com) In 2019, my colleague Chris Bird published this 7th edition of his classic, comprehensive but thoroughly readable discussion of (as the subtitle says) “How to choose, carry, and shoot a gun in self defense.” I trust there will be more editions to come, even while being unable to imagine anything more up-to-date than this current compendium. Chris Bird has lived an active and wildly varied life beginning in England, immigrating to Canada with an Australian...
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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 .] It is becoming abundantly clear that the mainstream liberal media and the entrenched medical establishment support ...
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Review: “The Morality of Self-Defense & Military Action” by David Kopel

When this book came out in 2017, I was eager to read and review it. David Kopel is a colleague whose work I have admired for years. This is his magnum opus (so far anyway). No one knows more about the legal aspects and history of the Second Amendment and the natural rights that underpin it. I said I’d review it then, so this is a promise greatly deferred but finally kept. The Morality of Self-Defense and Military Action is a history of moral thought and belief. That may sound esoteric, ...
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Magazines, Weapons & Violence: Words Have Meaning

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(from relevantmagazine.com) We are in a culture war in which the enemy is using words in ways that are dishonest. Let’s set at least part of the record straight. Magazine capacity is a false flag. The arguments against standard capacity magazines that are issued along with police handguns have the same benefit for honest citizens in the same circumstances that police need them. Current statistics reveal that violent home invasions are more frequently perpetrated by larger numbers of assai...
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Your Doctor and Your Guns

(from fixthisnation.com)
(from fixthisnation.com) [Ed: Dr. Edeen delivered this address (as "Education not Intimidation") at Florida Carry’s  3rd Annual Camping Event at Rainbow Springs State Park in Dunnellon, Florida on February 8, 2020. We hope to obtain video and post it on our DRGO YouTube channel, too. Slightly edited for clarity.] What do you do when your doctor asks if you own a gun? (more…)
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Virginia — The Fight Goes On

(from theepochtimes.com)
(from theepochtimes.com) HB 916, the Virginia House of Delegates’ version of Governor Northam’s scary gun ban bill, was heard by the Public Safety Committee Friday February 7.  This bill would ban the sale of “assault weapons”, including AR-15 and AK-47 platform rifles, and makes the possession of suppressors and magazines greater than 12 rounds a felony.  (Why 12?) Despite the bill’s wide-ranging ramifications, commentary was limited to six minutes per side. Only industry representative...
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“Large capacity” magazines: Diagnosis or symptom?

(from luckygunner.com)
(from luckygunner.com) 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, David Hemenway: “The Effect of Large-Capacity Magazine Bans on High-Fatality Mass Shootings, 1990–2017”. (more&hellip...
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