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On escaped convicts, dangerous criminals, and armed citizens by Miguel A. Faria, MD

The story of the leftwing hatred-spewing activist, James Hodgkinson, who shot three people — including the third highest ranking Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Steve Scalise, at a Republican baseball practice for a charity event in Alexandria, Virginia  — has understandably overshadowed another tragic incident that began close to home in Baldwin …

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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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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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America, guns and freedom: Part II — An international perspective by Miguel A. Faria, MD

In anticipation of the release of my new book by the same name, I’m republishing this seminal article on the subject. 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 …

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