USA -(Ammoland.com)- Major news broke March 27 as “DRGO Releases Position Paper Supporting Access to Firearms Suppressors.”
The Hearing Protection Act is on the table in Congress, which is intended to reduce hearing loss from gunfire by deregulating suppressors from the 1934 National Firearms Act and promoting their wider use.
This summary of real, settled science is being distributed to Congressional offices for their reference during deliberations.
Download your own copy here.
Last week, DRGO received John R. Lott, Jr. Ph.D.'s latest update, saying in part:
“We have a lot of work to do . . . It will take some time and resources for us to respond to all the new studies that are coming out . . . Unfortunately, the CPRC is literally almost out of money. Donations have fallen off dramatically since the election . . . Right now I am not getting paid for my work. Our research assistants are still getting paid, but even that we can't keep going for much longer . . . Any help would be greatly appreciated.”
We at DRGO are extremely concerned by what Dr. Lott's Crime Prevention Research Center is facing. We want to be sure that anyone who does not receive its newsletter is alerted to the threat to this central resource for pro-gun rights research and analysis.
Founded in 1994, Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership is a non-profit program of the Second Amendment Foundation. We are a nationwide advocacy and watchdog group of physicians and other health professionals who support the safe and lawful use of firearms. We endorse education, not restrictive legislation, to promote true gun safety. We insist that public interest decisions must be based on good science rather than agenda-driven propaganda.
DRGO members have testified to Congress and state legislatures, contributed to amicus curiae briefs for the U.S. Supreme Court and appellate courts, presented to medical societies and the public, and have written and been interviewed for many national media outlets. DRGO scrutinizes public health studies dealing with firearms ownership, use and misuse, and exposes spurious advocacy research that would undermine Americans' Second Amendment rights.