gun control

Medios De Comunicacion, Salud Mental y Ataques Con Armas De Fuego

Journal/Website: 
Sociedad Iberoamericana de Información Científica (SIIC) — SIIC Salud
Article Type: 
Interview
Published Date: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Source: 
http://www.siicsalud.com/dato/ensiic.php/138154

Abstract — En la práctica de la medicina, el cirujano no puede garantizar el resultado porque pueden ocurrir complicaciones; lo mismo puede pasar con las armas de fuego, que pueden ser usadas indebidamente por personas que no deberían tenerlas. Los políticos no deben utilizar tragedias debido a tiroteos callejeros como pretexto para dictar leyes que restrinjan la libertad a los ciudadanos que respetan las leyes, son responsables y saben que la libertad va junto con sus derechos constitucionales y responsabilidades civiles.

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.

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.

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
Source: 
http://www.surgicalneurologyint.com/text.asp?2013/4/1/16/106578

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.

The UN and Gun Rights — Taking a Soporific or Guarding the Precious Jewel?

Journal/Website: 
GOPUSA.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012

In a recent article, Bill Ferguson, a local columnist for The Telegraph (Macon, Georgia), attempts to give readers a strong political soporific, as to deaden their need to remain informed and vigilant when it comes to guarding their Second Amendment rights from usurpation by a UN treaty.(1) But before that, he takes a swipe at conservatives, while intimating that he himself is a moderate Republican and was even a Romney supporter in the last election.(2) Once again, we have a liberal writer masquerading as a reluctant Republican or centrist, as to make his snake oil elixir a bit mo

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 Control and the Hallmarks of Tyranny — A Reappraisal

Journal/Website: 
GOPUSA, Independence Institute, Newsmax
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Monday, January 21, 2013

Georg Hegel (1770-1831), the father of dialectical idealism, which Karl Marx transmogrified as Marxist dialectical materialism, lamented that what we do learn from history is that man does not learn its lessons!

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.

Mass shootings, mental health, and the sensationalization of violence — at what cost!

Journal/Website: 
GOPUSA.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Monday, December 17, 2012
Source: 
http://www.haciendapub.com/articles/shooting-rampages-mental-health-and-sensationalization-violence

The latest shooting rampage of 26 people, including six adults and 20 children in an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, on December 14, 2012, is a senseless tragedy, Adam Lanzaand words cannot convey the horror and the magnitude of the loss of innocent life. The second deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history was carried out by 20-year-old Adam Lanza (photo, left), a loner with a personality disorder — and in critical need of psychiatric evaluation and treatment.

Guns and Freedom: Part 3 — Civilian Disarmament and Tyranny

The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. I like a little rebellion now and then.

— Thomas Jefferson

Guns and Freedom: Part 2 — Historical Vignettes on Civilian Disarmament

Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States.

— Noah Webster, An Examination of the Leading Principles
of the Federal Constitution, 1787

DATELINE: Warsaw, Poland, 1943

Guns and Freedom: Part 1 — The UN and the Second Amendment

In the wake of President Barack Obama's re-election on November 6, 2012, and the virtual demoralization of Republicans, it is important to recognize that the political mastery of the left does not last forever. Moreover, three new conservative, pro-Second Amendment senators and several freshmen representatives were elected. A solid Republican majority was preserved in the House of Representatives. So, the election did not mean complete defeat for the GOP.

America, guns and freedom: Part II — An international perspective

Journal/Website: 
Surgical Neurology International
Article Type: 
Editorial
Published Date: 
Friday, November 16, 2012
Source: 
http://www.surgicalneurologyint.com/text.asp?2012/3/1/135/103542

The need for reducing gun violence is discussed along with the necessity for citizens to assume some responsibility for protecting themselves, their families, and their property from criminal elements because the police cannot physically be everywhere to protect us all of the time. The problem of sensationalization of gun crimes by the media, multiple shootings by deranged individuals, accidents with firearms, suicide rates, and children with guns are discussed.

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.

"Assault Weapons" Revisited — An Analysis of the AMA Report by Edgar A. Suter, MD

Journal/Website: 
Journal of the Medical Association of Georgia
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Sunday, May 1, 1994
Source: 
http://rkba.org/research/suter/aw.html

Abstract — The AMA Council on Scientific Affairs did not conduct a rigorous scientific evaluation before supporting a ban on assault weapons.  The Council appears to have unquestioningly accepted common misperceptions and even partisan misrepresentations regarding the nature and uses of assault weapons.  This article examines the pivotal issues and proposes a rational approach to gun control and more effectual measures to reduce violence in our society.

To read entire article, click the link below:

Violence in America — Effective Solutions by Suter EA, Waters WC, Murray GB, et al.

Journal/Website: 
Journal of the Medical Association of Georgia
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Thursday, June 1, 1995
Source: 
http://rkba.org/research/suter/violence.html

"Violence in America — Effective Soutions" by Suter EA, Waters WC, Murray GB, et al. was originally published in the Journal of the Medical Association of Georgia, Volume 85, June 1995, pp 253-263 while Dr. Miguel A. Faria served as Editor-in-Chief of that medical journal. The following link is provided for readers who wish to read the entire article: http://rkba.org/research/suter/violence.html.

Guns in the Medical Literature — A Failure of Peer Review by Edgar A. Suter, MD

Journal/Website: 
Journal of the Medical Association of Georgia
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Tuesday, March 1, 1994
Source: 
http://rkba.org/research/suter/med-lit.html

Abstract — Errors of fact, design, and interpretation abound in the medical literature on guns and violence. The peer review process has failed to prevent publication of the errors of politicized, results-oriented research. Most of the data on guns and violence are available in the criminological, legal, and social sciences literature, yet escapes acknowledgment or analysis of the medical literature.

News and Analysis (May/June 2000)

Author: 
Compiled by Medical Sentinel Editors
Article Type: 
News and Analysis
Issue: 
May/June 2000
Volume Number: 
5
Issue Number: 
3

Deja Vu in Medical Care

The Perversion of Science and Medicine (Part I): On the Nature of Science

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

Science is concerned with the acquisition of knowledge and the pursuit of certainty, elusive as these noble goals may be, in contradistinction to bolstering ignorance, superstition, or willful misunderstanding. After all, science is charged with the attainment of general truths and the solving of the riddle of the mechanics and operations of the general laws of the universe.

The Perversion of Science and Medicine (Part II): Soviet Science and Gun Control

Author: 
Miguel A. Faria, Jr., MD
Article Type: 
Feature Article
Issue: 
Spring 1997
Volume Number: 
2
Issue Number: 
2

The lessons of history clearly demonstrate to those of us who care to look that whenever science and medicine have come to be under the heavy hand of government, political pressures, or subordinated to the state, the results have been as perverse as they have been disastrous. Towards this end, I would like to share with you an egregious chapter on the perversion of science in the name of politics and ideology that has come down to us from the recent historic record.

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)

The Perversion of Science and Medicine (Part IV): The Battle Continues

Author: 
Miguel A. Faria, Jr., MD
Article Type: 
Feature Article
Issue: 
Summer 1997
Volume Number: 
2
Issue Number: 
3

As a physician, I have always been a staunch supporter of public health in its traditional role of fighting pestilential diseases and promoting health by educating the public as to hygiene, sanitation, and preventable diseases, as alluded to in my book, Vandals at the Gates of Medicine; but I deeply resent the workings of that unrecognizable part of public health incarnated in the CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) with its politicized agenda and proclivity towards result-oriented research based on junk science.

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.

Firearms: A Handbook for Health Professionals

Author: 
Timothy W. Wheeler, MD
Article Type: 
Correspondence
Issue: 
November/December 1999
Volume Number: 
4
Issue Number: 
6

Dear Physicians,
For years, organized medicine has been misusing its authority to turn the public against firearms owners. Prestigious medical journals have abandoned their usually strict peer review standards to publish junk science articles written by anti-gun activists with medical degrees. Their purpose? As one pediatrician put it, to convince Americans that 64 guns are a virus to be eradicated."

Gun Control in Australia --- Chaos Down Under

Author: 
Miguel A. Faria, Jr., MD
Article Type: 
Commentary
Issue: 
May/June 2000
Volume Number: 
5
Issue Number: 
3

Last August, the rugged Aussie survivalist whose real life exploits inspired the "Crocodile Dundee" movies died in what then appeared to be a mysterious shootout with Australian police. A police sergeant was also killed in the incident. It was reported that Rodney William Ansell, the 44-year-old, blond haired Aussie, resembled uncannily Paul Hogan the actor who played his part in the movie and the sequel.

For Those Who Don't Believe in the Slippery Slope --- A Clarion Call From Hawaii

Author: 
Miguel A. Faria, Jr., MD
Article Type: 
Report from the States
Issue: 
July/August 2000
Volume Number: 
5
Issue Number: 
4

In Hawaii, gun control bill SB 2151, which passed the Senate and now awaits House consideration, will create among other things a gun owners ID card system, require the re-registration of all firearms, and mandate the release of confidential medical records to law enforcement. HB 1880 that passed the House and awaits Senate approval, on the other hand, will require all registered firearm owners to provide their local chief of police with a list of all firearms currently in their possession.