guns

The AMA's Long March for gun control by Dr. Timothy Wheeler

Journal/Website: 
DRGO.us
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Monday, June 20, 2016

I find it helpful to look back occasionally at our progress in the culture war waged by organized medicine against gun owners.  The players change and language evolves, generally in an attempt to mask the gun-grabbers’ true intentions.  But one force for gun control has remained constant.  The American Medical Association (AMA) still wants to ban gun ownership by regular citizens, although it will still vigorously deny it, even as it moves toward its goal.

What to do when your doctor asks about guns by Dr. Timothy Wheeler

Journal/Website: 
DRGO.us
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Have you had the experience of going to your doctor for a particular problem, let’s say headaches, and been surprised by the doctor asking you about a completely unrelated subject — whether you have a gun in your home?

Wild hogs — hunt (or trap), shoot — and let’s make excellent barbecue!

Journal/Website: 
Exclusive for HaciendaPublishing.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Saturday, March 12, 2016

Perry attorney Larry Walker penned an interesting article on wild hogs and describes their increasing destruction of flora, fauna, and property — a scourge and a serious concern to citizens in more than 40 states. He cites corroborative evidence from the University of Georgia (UGA). Wild hogs, as I have written elsewhere, are indeed a growing problem.

The Unarmed Assailant—A Deadly Threat by Robert A. Margulies, MD, MPH

Journal/Website: 
Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership (DRGO)
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

A unifying principle of American law governing the defensive use of deadly force is that a victim may use such force when an attacker threatens violence capable of causing death or grave bodily harm. There is little doubt that it is justified when the robber draws and points a handgun at the victim.

Potentially lethal force may require defensive deadly force

Journal/Website: 
Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership (DRGO)
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The act of self-defense can have a double effect: the preservation of one's life;
and the killing of the aggressor...The one is intended, the other is not.
— Saint Thomas Aquinas

Capitalism's money and guns saved socialism

Green Perry's mellifluous language and arguments in his letter almost makes one hope socialism does triumph globally and stops all the evils of capitalism. What a soporific. The top six countries he mentioned, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Australia, New Zealand and France, first of all, started from a higher base than most of the world — part and parcel of European Western civilization — before they embraced social democracy.

Lab Accident: How Congress Stopped the CDC's gun-control plan and saved science! by Dr. Timothy Wheeler

Journal/Website: 
America's 1st Freedom and Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership (DRGO)
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Thursday, February 4, 2016

We can all feel it. With violent crime dominating the headlines, the pressure to blame gun owners is mounting. Everywhere we look, we see the familiar gun grabbers calling for “universal” background checks, a ban on semi-automatic rifles, and that old saw, restoring funding to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for “firearm research.” 

Gun Shows Under Fire

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Friday, April 27, 2001

Law-abiding gun owners should not become complacent because gun prohibitionist organizations, such as the Million Mom March and Handgun Control Inc., seem to be in retreat, if not scrambling and looking for cover. Other gun control groups, deceptively using more reasonable- and innocuous-sounding names such as Americans for Gun Safety (AGS), Women Against Gun Violence, and Doctors Against Handgun Injury, are stepping up to the plate to keep the pressure on the Second Amendment.

An editorial critique of the study, “Firearm Ownership and Violent Crime in the U.S.—An Ecologic Study”

Journal/Website: 
Exclusive for HaciendaPublishing.com & GOPUSA
Article Type: 
Editorial
Published Date: 
Sunday, July 19, 2015

Ecologic studies are notorious for inherent errors of methodology, confounding variables, and magnifying other sample biases intrinsic to fault-prone, population-based epidemiological studies.

The American 'gun culture' that saved Europe

Journal/Website: 
GOPUSA.com and Macon Telegraph
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Sunday, March 22, 2015

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 an unrelated topic, but in the course of that exchange, I happened to innocently use a figure of speech that offended the other party, and the conversation below ensued.

Gun Grabbers Target Your Doctor by Wes Vernon

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2002

The once-respected American Medical Association wants your doctor to butt into your constitutional right to own firearms.

Although only an embarrassingly low 32 percent of American physicians are members of AMA, the organization claims to speak for all doctors.

If your doctor is among the majority of physicians who are not AMA members, perhaps he could give you a laundry list of reasons for a refusal to participate. They could range from nonsense bureaucracy to politics.

Faria: Another shooting, more gun control!

What’s wrong with this picture? I refer to the latest shooting, February 7, in which a 17-year-old man at a Monroeville Pennsylvania mall shot three people. The brief AP story was remarkably shallow and riddled with errors due to media bias. The story went on, "Pennsylvania native and ex-NFL quarterback Terrelle Pryor tweeted Saturday that he was at the mall, when the shooting occurred. 'Damn was just in Monroeville mall and just saw 2 ppl get shot.

American naïveté — European social democracies and gun control

Journal/Website: 
GOPUSA.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Over the years, in both commentaries and letters to the editor in my local newspaper, I have noted the naïve expression of many letter writers and liberal pundits, who glossing over the Constitutional protections guaranteed by the 4th and 5th Amendments, opine, “If you don’t have anything to hide, then you don’t have anything to fear!” When the Soviet KGB needed culprits, their motto was “Show me the man and I will show you his crime.” In other words, charges can be brought against anyone, once the State has decided to trample on the rights of any targeted citizen.

Obama's Mid-term (Spring 2014) Report Card — Protecting the Personal Freedom of Americans!

Journal/Website: 
GOPUSA.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Monday, April 7, 2014

Obama's Report Card 2014A week or so ago we discussed Obama's Mid-term Report Card on foreign policy. It was the opinion of most readers of GOPUSA that the sitting President received a solid "F, " failing grade.

No ethical lapses in physician efforts to protect public and patients by Dr. Richard L. Elliott (And reply by Dr. Miguel Faria)

In his reply to my article, Dr. Miguel Faria, a very fine neurosurgeon and writer, states that it is unethical for physicians “to intrusively ask patients about the presence of guns in the home” and that by so doing, physicians become “snitches” against their own patients.

I agree that if the purpose of asking about guns is solely to report the possession of guns, and that if the physician asks “intrusively” and reports without the patient’s permission and in the absence of an imminent threat, it would be wrong.

Gun Research 2013 — An Interview with Dr. Miguel A. Faria by Rebecca Trager of Research Europe

Journal/Website: 
Research Europe
Article Type: 
Interview
Published Date: 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

January 18, 2013

Research Europe Reporter: Hi Dr. Faria, I am a reporter for Research Europe, and I cover US research and science policy news. I am hoping to speak with you today because I am writing an article about the fact that President Obama has issued a memorandum directing the CDC and other scientific agencies to research the causes and prevention of gun violence, loosening the current restrictions on federal funding in that field.

Press Release — America, Guns and Freedom and Shooting Rampages, Mental Health and the Sensationalization of Violence

Surgical Neurology International publishes a two-part series entitled "America, Guns, and Freedom: A Recapitulation of Liberty" and "Shooting Rampages, Mental Health, and the Sensationalization of Violence."

Open-access journal weighs in on the gun control debate from a neurological perspective

Oedel wrong about Scalia's intent in gun decision by Randolph Eick

David Oedel is incorrect in his assertion (“A right to armed revolt?”, 1/27) that Justice Scalia’s opinion in D.C. vs. Heller limits the right to keep and bear arms to weapons “in common use at the time” the Second Amendment was ratified. In fact, in his decision Justice Scalia  characterizes such arguments as “bordering on the frivolous.”

Your Doctor or a Government Agent? by David C. Stolinsky, MD

Journal/Website: 
Stolinsky.com
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Monday, January 28, 2013
Source: 
http://www.stolinsky.com/wordpress/index.php/2013/01/28/your-doctor-or-a-government-agent/

Pediatrician asks 13-year-old girl whether her parents smoke or own a gun, how much alcohol they drink, whether they use drugs, and how her parents “get along.” Neither parent was present during the questioning, as would be required if the girl were accused of a crime.
News Item

Shooting rampages, mental health, and the sensationalization of violence

Journal/Website: 
Surgical Neurology International
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Abstract — Gun violence and, most recently, senseless shooting rampages continue to be sensitive and emotional points of debate in the American media and the political establishment. The United Nations is already set to commence discussing and approving its Small Arms Treaty in March 2013. And following the Newtown, Connecticut tragedy in the United States this past December, American legislators are working frantically to pass more stringent gun control laws in the U.S. Congress.

Determining who is dangerous?

In the commentary "Guns, violence, and mental health," psychiatrist Dr. Richard Elliot agrees with President Obama that it is OK for physicians to intrusively ask patients about guns in the home, which, as a medical ethicist, he should know constitutes an unethical boundary violation,(1) not to mention makes physicians potentially effective snitches for the State against their own patients who have not necessarily expressed a threat to anyone.(2)

Public Health Gun Control: A Brief History — Part II by Dr. Timothy Wheeler

Journal/Website: 
DRGO News
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Friday, January 18, 2013
Source: 
http://www.drgo.us/?p=285

In Part I of this three-part series I laid out the background and general intentions of public health gun control activists in the early years of their campaign. In this part we relate the events that led to exposure of the Centers for Disease Control in its crucial roles.

Public Health Gun Control: A Brief History — Part I by Dr. Timothy Wheeler

Journal/Website: 
DRGO News
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Source: 
http://www.drgo.us/?p=266

That [public health researchers] prefer the term “gun violence” is revealing
of their mind set in approaching the problem, because it puts the emphasis
on guns and not on the humans who misuse them.
Dr. Timothy Wheeler, Director,
Doctors for Responsibie Gun Ownership (DRGO)

Gun Research 2013 — An Interview with Dr. Miguel A. Faria by Craig Schneider, Reporter, Atlanta Journal Constitution

Journal/Website: 
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Article Type: 
Interview
Published Date: 
Sunday, January 20, 2013

AJC Reporter (Questions): Hello — This is Craig Schneider with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution [AJC]. I am writing a story on the controversy surrounding gun-related research, and I would greatly appreciate if you would give me a call.

Dr. Miguel Faria (Answers): Hi Craig, I received your questions and have arranged them in a question and answer format for convenience.

Guns and Violence

Journal/Website: 
Medical Sentinel
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Thursday, January 10, 2002
Source: 
http://www.haciendapublishing.com/medicalsentinel/guns-and-violence

The role of gun violence and street crime in the United States and the world is currently a subject of great debate among national and international organizations, including the United Nations. Because the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects the individual right of American citizens to own private firearms, availability of firearms is greater in the U.S. than the rest of the world, except perhaps in Israel and Switzerland.

Faria: A solution to the problem of burglaries and home invasions

Charles Richardson's informative column on Macon and Bibb County crime statistics points out that while aggravated assaults have declined in the city and county, residential burglaries are up 6% over last year. These burglaries are associated with drugs and violence. The reality is that police cannot be everywhere all the time to protect our homes. Roadblocks and visible police presence may deter crime briefly, but unless we turn society into a police state even those measures will not suffice. Citizens must take some responsibility for their own safety.

RE: To the Tune of Washington's Pied Pipers

Author: 
Rodney N. Kreider, MD
Article Type: 
Correspondence
Issue: 
Winter 1997
Volume Number: 
2
Issue Number: 
1

Dear Editor,

I was appalled at the naïveté and ignorance expressed by several commentators on the topic of firearms and the Second Amendment in the October 1996 AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) News.

The Perversion of Science and Medicine (Part III): Public Health and Gun Control Research

Author: 
Miguel A. Faria, Jr., MD
Article Type: 
Editor's Corner
Issue: 
Summer 1997
Volume Number: 
2
Issue Number: 
3

The 1991 American Medical Association (AMA) campaign against domestic violence (and towards gun control) launched for public relations and media consumption went hand in hand with a previously articulated (1979) U.S. Public Health Service objective of complete eradication of handguns in America, beginning with a 25% reduction in the national inventory by the year 2000!(1)

England and Gun Control --- Moral Decline of an Empire

Author: 
Miguel A. Faria, Jr., MD
Article Type: 
Editor's Corner
Issue: 
March/April 1999
Volume Number: 
4
Issue Number: 
2

Et domus sua cuique est tutissimum refugium.
Sir Edward Coke (1552-1634)


The Legacy of Revolutions

Related Reading --- Personal Correspondence RE: Boundary Violations: Gun Politics in the Doctor's Office

Author: 
Timothy W. Wheeler, MD
Article Type: 
Correspondence
Issue: 
March/April 1999
Volume Number: 
4
Issue Number: 
2

March 2, 1999

Philip R. Fine, PhD, MSPH
Director
Injury Control Research Center
University of Alabama at Birmingham
CH 19 403, UAB Station
Birmingham, AL 35294-2041

Dear Dr. Fine:

Thank you for your invitation to comment on the videotaped presentation given recently by Dr. David Reynolds. As a full-time practicing surgeon I have operated on my share of patients with gunshot injuries. I share Dr. Reynolds's desire to mitigate the violence done to people and to our society as a result of firearm misuse.



Fransini Giraldo is a Colombian girl who dances her own style of Salsa. In this video, she dances to the rhythm of Sonora Carruseles de Colombia, presumably in the Colombia countryside. Published July 16, 2013.