New Zealand: Knee-Jerk Democracy & Draconian Gun Laws

[Dr. Faria originally posted this article on on April 11.] On April 10, 2019, New Zealand MPs voted almost unanimously to pass draconian gun control laws in the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shooting. As a result, “military-style semiautomatic firearms” are now banned. New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardem stated she would be signing the legislation into […]

Knife Control in Great Britain?

[Ed: We are reposting Dr. Faria’s article showing the extent of the statist, anti-weapons hysteria that has bloomed in the formerly peaceable kingdom. It originally appeared at on March 7.] In a previous article, I described how news articles coming out of BBC News have become so biased and critical not only of President Donald Trump and […]

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

  [Ed: Dr. Faria’s review of Showdown was first published October 26 at 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 […]

America, Guns, and Freedom — Part III

[Ed: Here is “the rest of the story”, concluding Dr. Faria’s wide-ranging piece originally published in Surgical Neurology International in 2012. See out preceding I and II for our sequential excerpts; the full version is at Please see the original for the author’s references.] SUICIDE, ACCIDENTAL SHOOTINGS, CHILDREN AND GUNS

America, Guns, and Freedom — Part II

[Ed: Here is an excerpt from Part II of the editorial contributor Manuel Faria, MD, published in Surgical Neurology International in 2012. Our shortened Part I is here; the full version is at The rest (our Part III)will follow. Please see the originals for the author’s references.] In his celebrated book, The Samurai, the […]

Case Closed: Kleck Was Correct

HUGE news broke at the end of last week. Gary Kleck, PhD, the David J. Bordua Emeritus Professor of Criminology at Florida State University, published a new paper:  “What Do CDC’s Surveys Say About the Frequency of Defensive Gun Uses?” The heart of the matter is that Dr. Kleck and co-author Marc Gertz, PhD were […]