By Jenn Jacques
Timothy Wheeler, a retired ear surgeon and former director of Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership, recently wrote an insightful and pointed OpEd in the Washington Examiner titled “Medicine’s Shameful Silence on Silencers”.
The article, while informative for readers, calls out those in the medical field for choosing gun control over the safety of law-abiding gun owners:
America’s doctors should be singing its praises and recommending it to their patients. American doctor organizations should be doing the same, as well as vigorously supporting the Hearing Protection Act (H.R. 367 and its companion bill S. 59) or the newly introduced Silencers Helping Us Save Hearing Act, or SHUSH (S. 1505 in the Senate and H.R. 3139 in the House). But they are doing neither. Why not?
The Hearing Protection Act would remove Al Capone-era federal restrictions on firearm silencers or suppressors. The Act’s repeal of the $200 transfer tax, the months-long wait, and the mountain of red tape would afford American hunters and sport shooters wider access to a safety device known to preserve hearing. SHUSH would go even further, defining suppressors as just another firearm safety accessory, which they are.
But the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, American College …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms