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‘America, Guns, and Freedom’ Offers Antidote to Anti-Gun Quackery by David Codrea

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Sunday, December 1, 2019

America, Guns, and Freedom dust jacket“[U]tilitarian ethics refers to the judgment of a course of action being good (right) or bad (wrong) based on societal consequences, such as cost, and not necessarily on benefits to the individual,” Miguel A. Faria, Jr., M.D. writes in America, Guns, and Freedom, an exhaustive study on the Second Amendment and its perversion for political purposes by the medical establishment.

“Physicians have been trained from time immemorial to place the interest of the patient first, rather than society, and never do harm to the patient deliberately under any circumstances.”

Ignoring that is exactly what those exploiting their medical credentials to create the illusion of qualifications in all their pronouncements have been doing. And Faria is just the guy to not only point that out but to tell us how they do it and how to counter the lies. He has also been one of the authorities, in the truest sense of the word, whose evidence-based arguments have been most influential in guiding my understanding of politicized medical establishment malpractice. I’d initially run across (and began citing) his landmark years ago, and began learning more about his prolific works and the remarkable mind behind them.

Faria was one of the figures whose testimony before Congress was instrumental in the passage of the Dickey Amendment, precluding the Centers for Disease Control from advocating for “gun control” (not from all research, as citizen disarmament proponents who demand taxpayer-subsidized junk “agenda science” would have us believe).

By way of , Faria “is a retired neurosurgeon and neuroscientist, medical editor and author, medical historian and medical ethicist, public health critic and advocate for the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.” His Curriculum Vitae乐动体育APP-documented credentials and professional achievements will take longer to read than this book review.

Faria’s experience with freedom is firsthand. His parents were Cuban underground freedom revolutionaries, and at 13, he escaped with his father from the Dr. Miguel Faria Facebook photo乐动体育APPcommunist Castro regime. He wrote about that and more in . He has also established himself, along with all his other achievements, as a published authority on communism and totalitarianism, and further, is the author of , and .

Back to the book at hand, it’s almost impractical to write a synopsis, the ground it covers is so varied and wide. In it we learn how “the public health establishment threw science into the wastebasket, confusing microbiology and pathology with sociology and politics.” Faria shows us how the corrupt “public health model” of “gun violence” is really social engineering, not science, how to spot and debunk fraudulent “studies,” and how the American Medical Association has discarded the scientific method to instead push partisan politics.

I have to put an aside in here because I don’t want anybody getting the impression that this is all going to be specialized and dry to the point where their eyes glaze over. It’s interesting every step of the way to those with enquiring minds who value knowledge and learning. I confess I even laughed out loud—whether Dr. Faria intended me to or not—when he was discussing researchers depending on government funding having their credibility and professional reputations questioned for their part in such manipulation, and added parenthetically:

“(I would also say honor, but the term is considered anachronistic and antiquated in such quarters.)”

That and another term he uses several times, “moral courage,” ought to resonate with every gun owner who defends the right to keep and bear arms. An extensive index, bibliography and references notwithstanding, this is not a book for eggheads (although it should be as well)—it is primarily for seekers and defenders of the truth.

乐动体育APPThus Faria departs from showing the gunquacks for what they are to showing us the relevance of “The Second Amendment in Modern Society,” then looks at “Tyranny and the European Social Democracies,” assesses “Mass Shootings and the Media,” and ends up exploring his title thesis, including a truism some of us have been advocating for years:

乐动体育APP“Offense is the best defense for advocating gun rights.”

I encourage you to get a copy of America, Guns, and Freedom for yourself. I also encourage you to learn more about Dr. Faria’s work at , and from his .  It’s critical that we who have a vested interest in spreading the truth share this information with fellow gun owners because, as Dr. Faria recently :

乐动体育APP“My book is no longer No 1 release in either public health or public policy. Instead, David Hemenway's pro-gun control book is touted by the liberal media and promoted by Amazon…”

As long as you’ve read down this far and I presumably still have your attention, there’s one more thing I encourage you to do that will cost you nothing except a couple of minutes of your time at most: Contact your local library. Find out if they carry America, Guns, and Freedom. If not, find out who you have to talk to in order to make that happen.

If I had to sum up my review in one sentence it would be:

This is essential information for everyone who considers himself (or would like to be) an informed defender of the right to keep and bear arms.

乐动体育APPThat said,  is available in hardcover or by Kindle from Amazon.

Get it. Make no mistake; you’ll be doing it for yourself. And tell your friends. And hey, Christmas is coming up…

David CodreaWritten by David Codrea

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “,” is a regularly featured contributor to  and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

This book review was originally published on Ammoland.com on October 28, 2019. It is reposted here for the enjoyment of our readers at kutahyaevdeneve.com.

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Money appropriated for CDC gun injury research 2019

乐动体育APPIf you question the relevance of Dr. Faria’s book, America, Guns, and Freedom, read these letters sent to Neurosurgery leaders:

December 20, 2019
Dear Neurosurgery Leader:
 
Yesterday, by a vote of 71-23, the Senate passed the year-end domestic spending bill (H.R. 1865).  In addition, by a vote of 81-11, the Senate passed the defense spending bill (H.R. 1158), sending both measures to the president, who is expected to sign them before funding runs out today.
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And on December 17, 2019 
Dear Neurosurgery Leader:
 
乐动体育APP Today the House of Representatives passed two spending bills totaling $1.4 trillion, aiming to avert a government shutdown this Friday. The massive domestic spending package passed by a vote of 297-120 and the national security appropriations legislation (including defense health care programs) by a vote of 280-138. The spending pact now goes to the Senate, which is expected to pass and send the deal to President Donald J. Trump’s desk for his signature before Dec. 20, when the current funding expires. The more than 2,300-page “Christmas tree” bill includes something for everyone and addresses several of organized neurosurgery’s legislative priorities. In addition, the Senate passed by a vote of 86-8 the defense authorization bill, sending it to the president for signature.

乐动体育APPAMONG THE GOODIES PASSED:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The legislation provides $68 million for  injury prevention and control activities of interest to neurosurgery including:
(1) $12.5 million to support firearm injury and mortality prevention research;(2)funds to investigate the establishment of a national surveillance system to determine the incidence of sports-and recreation-related concussions among youth aged 5 to 21 years; and $6.7 million for traumatic brain injury activities...
 

One in 6 shooters stopped by armed citizen!

An FBI report stated that 8% of active shooter attacks during 2014-17 were stopped or mitigated by concealed handgun permit holders, but misses at least half the cases. John Lott shows that probably during these years were interrupted by concealed carriers.— Crimeresearch.org

Socialism= starvation and murder!

乐动体育APPBottom line is that we have seen over and over again throughout history what happens when communist and socialist ideas are implemented and it is always starvation and murder and a few oligarchs living in luxury at the top. Read or listen to Rothbard’s 
 Among everything else, he details episodes of Christian communism in the middle ages and guess what? It went just like Russia, Cambodia, China, Cuba, Venezuela, and all the rest.

乐动体育APPHaving seen that there is only one outcome to the ideology being espoused by the left, and it is bad, we would choose to resist tyranny rather than suffer the certain outcome of not resisting, even though our resistance may be inept, inadequate, and possibly doomed to failure. I don’t believe it is. But given the choice, we would rather resist than wish we had later.— The Crimson Pirate (TTAG, Nov 15, 2019)

Dr Miguel A. Faria and his book in the news

Moral courage is an 'anachronism"

乐动体育APP“It’s interesting every step of the way to those with enquiring minds who value knowledge and learning. I confess I even laughed out loud—whether Dr. Faria intended me to or not — when he was discussing researchers depending on government funding having their credibility and professional reputations questioned for their part in such manipulation, and added parenthetically: "I would also say honor, but the term is considered anachronistic and antiquated in such quarters.)”

“That and another term he uses several times, “moral courage,” ought to resonate with every gun owner who defends the right to keep and bear arms. An extensive index, bibliography and references notwithstanding, this is not a book for eggheads (although it should be as well) — it is primarily for seekers and defenders of the truth.” — David Codrea
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A reader replies: “moral courage”... In the United States:
There was none when the government instituted the NFA in 1934.
There was none when the 1968 GCA was copied from the Nazi gun control laws.

There was none when it was discovered that the FBI had supplied explosives to Muslim terrorists used in the first World Trade Center bombing.

There was none with the banning of new machine guns from American People in 1986.

 There was none when the federal government shot, gassed and burned alive American men, women, children and infants at Waco.

There was none when New York and California banned ammo, arms, pistol grips and magazines.

There was none when an Indonesian national ran for and became president.

 There was none when it was found the Indonesian usurper had supplied money and weapons to Mexican drug cartels.

 There was none when federal and state troops murdered Americans demanding redress at Malheur.

 There was none when fascist ‘antifa’ communist terrorists beat veterans in their wheelchairs.

There was none when democrats flooded America with illegal aliens to create a voter base so large no one can out vote them.

 There was none when communist democrats tore down American statues, monuments and American flags.

 There was none when the anti-American activists in federal government spied on American citizens for political ends.

There was none when anti-American democrats jailed American citizens for political ends.

 There was none when blacks assassinated police officers.

乐动体育APP There was none when the FBI, CIA and anti-American activist democrats enacted a coup against a sitting president (that continues today).

But “Moral courage” was seen on March 5, 1770 in Boston and at Concord Bridge on April 19, 1775.
It was seen on July 4, 1776. It was seen continuously through September 4, 1783.
It was seen in 1812, WW1, WW2, Korea and in the streets ending racism by the democrats.
It was seen in the hills and rice paddies of Viet Nam.
It is seen today in the Middle East by our military.

乐动体育APPToday “moral courage,” like ‘honor’ are words, anachronisms actually, of a bygone age and a bygone people.
 Cowardice, apathy, inactivity and self-indulgence have supplanted those anachronisms.
 That is why America is filling up with illegal aliens and why children today see socialism and communism and good and proper. Why the communist democrats do not fear urinating on the Constitution and denying Second, Fourth and First Amendment Rights. 
The Liberty Tree is dying because of the lack of care from an unconcerned and narcissistic People. “someone will do something…..just not me.” — Tetejan (Ammoland 10/29/2019)

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