I am about to speak freely of guns, because I can. When I do, many of you will no doubt be inclined to mutter “amen,” quietly to yourselves....
This is especially true today, when partisanship is near an all-time high, according to pollsters, with Democrats and Republicans holding diametrically opposed perspectives on everything from climate change to firearms
firearms from those found by a judge to be at imminent risk of using them to harm themselves and others, among other steps. ... That physicians have a right and responsibility to speak out on reducing injuries and deaths from firearms is self-evident to
deaths by firearms this year. • About 100 U.S. highway fatalities daily with a yearly estimate of 30,000 victims.
It won’t. A Federal Appeal Court recently decided in a Florida case that physicians could be sanctioned if they asked patients if they owned firearms if it was not medically
Deaths and injuries from firearms are not just a result of mass shootings; they are a daily occurrence. ... As an organization representing physicians who have firsthand experience with the devastating impact on patients of firearms-related injuries and
the populace's ability to acquire firearms legally) is associated with fewer gun deaths.
Should a pediatrician, for example, be prevented from asking a parent if firearms in the home are properly secured?
injuries and death related to firearms, and 7) making graduate medical education funding more effective.
Their data suggest that 3 factors are responsible for denying Americans the full measure of life enjoyed by our European counterparts: car crashes, drug abuse and poisonings, and firearms.