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Book Review of America, Guns, and Freedom by Miguel A. Faria, Jr., MD. Reviewed by Russell L. Blaylock MD

Dr. Faria’s book is by far one of the most comprehensive books ever written on this subject, not just on the constitutional right of gun ownership, but also on the subjects of freedom and the real causes of violence in societies.

As with all books written by Dr. Faria, he writes with great clarity and has the capacity to capture compelling ideas and arguments in just a few words. With great skill, he explains the deceptive tactics used by so-called “gun violence researchers” and dissects the contortions of data exercised by the leftist enemies of individual freedom. Faria’s chapter on how statistics are used to deceive is essential to understanding how the left tailors the debate to their advantage. He also explains how the media acts as the voice of the totalitarian left, giving the reader a clear picture of their methodology and tactics.

Faria’s chapters on the acquiescence of the medical profession, especially the pediatric profession, to the demands of the left, is the best in print. As a past editor-in-chief of a major medical publication, he knows how the medical journals exclude articles that actually provide good research data and rather publish articles that are purposefully deceptive and contain distortions of real data, as long as the articles support the leftist gun control paradigm. As a member of the CDC oversight research staff, his discussion of the inner workings of the CDC’s phony gun research is particularly instructive.

As a master of history, Dr. Faria explains the link between the stepwise gun confiscation process by authoritarian and totalitarian governments of the world and the stepwise loss of human freedom in each of these societies. Having lived through the loss of freedom in his own country, Cuba, to a communist system, he intimately understands how the totalitarian process works.

The book is filled with graphs, critical data, and in-depth discussions of each aspect of the gun violence debate. After reading this valuable book one will have a firm understanding of the entire debate and as a result, have a comprehensive understanding of collectivist methodology in deceiving the public into losing their most fundamental rights — that of self-protection and protection of one’s family from violent people.

This book should not just be on the bookshelf of every freedom-loving American, it should be carefully read and digested.

Reviewed by Russell L. Blaylock, MD

Dr. Russell L. Blaylock is President of Advanced Nutritional Concepts and Theoretical Neurosciences in Jackson, Mississippi. He has written numerous path-blazing scientific papers and many books, including Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills (1994), Bioterrorism: How You Can Survive (2001), Health and Nutrition Secrets (2002), and Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients (2003). He is Associate Editor-in-Chief and a Consulting Editor in Basic Neuroscience for Surgical Neurology International (SNI).

This article may be cited as: Blaylock RL. Book Review of America, Guns, and Freedom by Miguel A. Faria, Jr., MD. Reviewed by Russell L. Blaylock MD. October 7, 2019. Available from:

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3 thoughts on “Book Review of America, Guns, and Freedom by Miguel A. Faria, Jr., MD. Reviewed by Russell L. Blaylock MD”

  1. I was taught by my father how to shoot and be responsible for and have respect for firearms. I first shot his 22 rifle (with assistance) at age 5. I grew up with guns and have great respect for them, and I taught my daughter, and she taught my grandsons. They are planning to get concealed carry permits. My father and his brothers fought in WWII, and he believed it was imperative that people learn to protect and defend themselves from every threat.— Jane Campbell (FB, Dec.) 15, 2022

  2. No right to self-defense! …Solzhenitsyn wrote that in the destructive-labor camps of the Soviet Union (1918-1956), The gulag Archipelago, the thieves, who were considere socially-friendly elements by the regime, robbed, tortured and murdered political prisoners with impunity. Indeed, they were rewarded with higher food rations, better living space and other privileges for collaborating with the guards and fomenting terror.

    It makes hair stand on end when we see that parallels can be drawn between today’s coddled thieves of the social democracy of Great Britain and the erstwhile, hard-left communist dystopia of the former USSR. And If You Cannot Flee or Be Heard—Shout!

    Solzhenitsyn wrote that fear of exceeding the limits of self-defense for individual Soviet citizens “led to total spinelessness as a national characteristic” on the part of the individual and total omnipotence on that of the criminal state. When a military officer, mind you a Red Army officer, defended himself from an assailant and killed the hoodlum with a penknife, the officer got 10 years for murder. “And what was I supposed to do?” the officer asked. The Soviet prosecutor replied, “You should have fled!” — Dr. Miguel Faria, “The Thieves of the Gulag Archipelago,” a sub-chapter in America, Guns, and Freedom (2019)

  3. The lessons of history clearly demonstrate to those who care to learn that whenever science and medicine become subordinated to the State, the results have been as perverse as they have been disastrous. This was the case with science in the former Soviet Union and its satellites, particularly during the 1930s through the 1950s, and in the case of Soviet psychiatry, extending until the very end of the USSR in 1991. In communist Cuba, the abuse of psychiatry continued until the 21st century.
    In the last several decades, we have witnessed the astounding growth of government at the expense of the individual. The threat of tyrannical government with the subordination of science for political purposes, including disarming law-abiding citizens, is disturbing, particularly in a society that at the same time is permissive to criminal elements. Moreover the threat of tyrannical government and the misuse of science are ever present and never fully eliminated. Each generation must wage its own battles but to do so its members must remain informed and vigilant, as well as knowledgeable about what took place in preceding generations. — excerpted from Dr. Miguel Faria, America, Guns, and Freedom (2019) “Chapter 2, The politics of Gun Control and the Subversion of Science.” 😎

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