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Is Gun Control Really About People Control? by James I. Ausman, MD, PhD and Miguel A. Faria, MD

ABSTRACT The Second Amendment of the USA Constitution states: “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” Today around the USA and the world some people are advocating the removal of guns from the citizens, called “Gun …

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On ‘constructive criticism’ of gun violence — a GOPUSA dialogue by Miguel A. Faria, MD

In the wake of the terrible Parkland, Florida, high school shooting on Valentine’s Day, a GOPUSA.com reader/commenter issued a challenge to me not just to criticize but also to provide “constructive criticism” regarding gun violence. He was responding to my article published the day before the tragic incident.  Some of the queries have validity and …

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Schizophrenia in the dramatic film “Occupied” (2011) and its critics by Miguel A. Faria, MD

Before I get to the meat of this commentary, I need to provide background material to the readers. Given the descent of Hollywood movies into indecency, obscenity, vulgarity and cruelty over the last three decades, and because I don’t watch the equally tawdry television or cable programs of about that period of time, my wife …

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The Las Vegas massacre and the Mass Shooting Derangement (MSD) syndrome by Miguel A. Faria, MD

The recent Las Vegas shooting massacre has left us in a state of shock. How can anyone be driven by personal demons to massacre innocent people to such a horrific extent?  In the context of this heinous carnage, many of us experienced in astonishingly rapid succession the five stages of grief for the victims, as …

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

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 …

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

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, and 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 …

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