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Gun violence is not an epidemic and firearms are not viruses that need to be eradicated! by Miguel A. Faria, MD

The public health establishment, supported by the medical journals, has renewed its call for the need for more gun research to be conducted by the CDC and funded by taxpayers. In other words, public health researchers want more taxpayer’ money to tell us that guns are a disease that must be eradicated. But as many …

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The Dallas shooting of police officers: What it really means by Russell L. Blaylock, MD

The common man could sense that a change was passing over the nation, that something in the soul of the people was dying, that a pristine state of simplicity, likened to that of our first parents, was being destroyed by the forces of an active evil.”[1] On July 7th a sniper gunned down five police …

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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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An editorial critique of the study, “Firearm Ownership and Violent Crime in the U.S.—An Ecologic Study”

Ecologic studies are notorious for inherent errors of methodology, confounding variables, and magnifying other sample biases intrinsic to fault-prone, population-based epidemiological studies. But in the paper, “Firearm Ownership and Violent Crime in the U.S.—An Ecologic Study,” recently published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine,[1] we find additional problems resulting from the well known proclivity …

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