Doctors Across Nation Plan Stand Against Gun-Related Violence
By Tom Knighton
If a doctor wants to get me riled up, all they have to do is use their credentials as justification to talk about guns. In fairness, history has shown me that if I want to rile up doctors, all I have to do is express my opinions of their profession when it comes to guns.
In truth, there are a lot of doctors who don’t like the AMA’s anti-gun line. I’ve talked to them.
But it’s easy to forget that part when large groups of them are stepping up to tell us all about how we need to pay attention to gun-related violence.
Healthcare providers assembled at hospitals across the country Monday for Stand Safe, an initiative co-founded by retired U.S. Air Force Col. Dean Winslow, Stanford’s Professor of Medicine, and Sarabeth Spitzer, a fourth-year medical student and Harvard graduate.
Presenters wore blue scrubs with the SAFE (Scrubs Addressing the Firearms Epidemic) logo and spoke about the medical realities — and difficulties — of treating gunshot wounds, both in the immediate aftermath and long-term.
“We’re looking at this from the perspective of people who care for victims of gun violence — including children — and as people who also …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms