USA – -(Ammoland.com)- They’re at it again, so we are too.
“They” are the ‘gun violence is a public health issue‘ crowd, who keep propounding theories about how guns should be treated as autonomous risk factors for injury and death.
DRGO will keep setting them straight. If we weren’t volunteers, we’d thank them for keeping us so busy.
The big news from the front this week was an article appearing May 16 2016 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, Yes, You Can: Physicians, Patients, and Firearms by Garen Wintemute and two other MD/MPH’s.
Accompanying it is a laudatory editorial that makes just one point accurately, though from a different point-of-view than ours: physicians are “ill-equipped to address firearm safety with patients”. The article gives the impression that it offers objective advice to physicians about when and how they may inquire about their patients’ gun ownership. Its Table 2 summarizes the conditions in which they recommend such questioning.