The Responsibilities of Firearm Ownership

DRGO’s mission includes education of the public and other healthcare professionals. DRGO leadership share their expertise with policy makers by weighing in on firearms-related policy process by way of submitting amicus curiae briefs and providing relevant testimony to legislators.

DRGOThe leadership of DRGO also produced a comprehensive book, accessible to all readers, to meet just that purpose.

Published by Merril Press, 1st Edition, December 4, 2009. The authors of this introductory book for families are former DRGO Director Timothy Wheeler, MD and E. John Wipfler, MD, an emergency medicine physician and tactical medicine specialist.

The book covers the basics of firearms—terminology, types of firearms, gun safety for children, the ethics and law of self defense, and more. Available here at