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Repeal of Citizen’s Arrest Law Will Endanger the Lives of Georgia’s Citizens by Miguel A. Faria, MD

This week Georgia’s Republican Governor Brian Kemp signed into law a bill that made the Peach State the first in the nation to repeal its citizen’s arrest statute. “Today we are replacing this Civil War-era law, ripe for abuse, with language that balances the sacred right of self-defense of person and property with our shared …

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Tales of Human Survival with Firearms by Miguel A. Faria, MD

Guns and Self-Defense: 23 inspirational true crime stories of survival with firearms (2019) by Robert A. and Sims Waters appropriately begins with a quotation from a Washington Post writer expressing the erroneous view and, at the same time, contempt that elitist liberal journalists hold for the average American, and for any citizen who dares to …

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Universal Background Checks and Waiting Periods Are Dangerous by Miguel A. Faria, MD

A good approach to decrease gun violence and street crime should not involve penalizing law-abiding citizens and infringing on their Second Amendment rights while coddling criminals. And that is exactly what Democrats want to do. In fact, they have tried to exempt criminal gangs from the Red Flag laws they want to exact on the …

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The moral philosophy of self-defense and resistance to tyranny in the Judeo-Christian tradition by Miguel A. Faria, MD

David Kopel’s monumental book, The Morality of Self-Defense and Military Action: The Judeo-Christian Tradition (2017) has not received the attention it deserves for such a well-researched and magnificently written tome. Kopel has succeeded in objectively discussing difficult and controversial topics of moral philosophy that spill into hotter political issues of armed self-defense and justification for …

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Potentially lethal force may require defensive deadly force by Miguel A. Faria, MD

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 Violence is a global problem, which in the context of this article (interpersonal violence), is intentional force against another person or persons with the potential to …

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