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Healthcare anti-firearm rhetoric is alive and well

solus

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Per 8 Aug Medscape, quote:
Seven leading healthcare organizations on Wednesday published a call to action to reduce firearm injuries and deaths in the United States in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

The American College of Physicians (ACP), the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, and the American Public Health Association call for the following in a new policy paper:

Mandatory comprehensive criminal background checks for all firearm purchases, including sales by dealers, at gun shows, private sales, and transfers with limited exceptions

Research into the causes and consequences of firearm violence to help identify, test, and put in place strategies to reduce injuries and deaths

Closing the "boyfriend loophole." Currently, federal law prohibits domestic abusers from accessing firearms only if they are spouses and not dating partners. [boyfriend loophole? really?]

The groups also call for:
Instituting extreme risk protection order (ERPO) or "red flag" laws, which allow families and law enforcement to petition a judge to temporarily remove firearms from people at imminent risk of using them on themselves or others. Such laws should be enacted with due process in mind, the authors caution.

Allowing physicians to counsel at-risk patients about firearms safety in the home. The physicians oppose laws that forbid physicians from discussing a patient's firearm ownership. Physicians must also be able to document the conversations in the electronic health record just as they can and often are required to do with other discussions that can affect health, the authors add.

Scrutinizing and addressing the regulation of firearms with features designed to increase the speed and capacity of mass violence.

Supporting child access prevention laws that hold accountable firearm owners who negligently store firearms in a way that could allow minors access. "These laws are associated with a reduction of suicides and unintentional firearm injuries and fatalities among children," the authors write. unquote

sigh...
 

Doug_Nightmare

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Ghost1958

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Just no. No docs business if I have guns or not.

. When they stop killing people thru their own idiocy they can talk about guns
 

The Big Guy

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9 people die and 1000 are injured each day from distracted driving. Are they going to start asking about having a cell phone in you car? The average person needs to worry a whole lot more about being killed by some idiot texting while driving then worry about being shot.

TBG
 

solus

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How Gullah-bull. Reading MedscRape without following the citations to their root is ALMOST as bad as trusting a Wikipedia article.

The topic of healthcare and firearms is common and enduring.


Then to report your credulousness here ... sigh indeed.
Alas dougie...please cite the appropriate ACP commentary instead of lambasting my post...https://annals.org/aim/fullarticle/2151828/firearm-related-injury-death-united-states-call-action-from-8 which states, “ ...Because of this, we, the executive staff leadership of 7 physician professional societies (whose members include most U.S. physicians), renew our organizations' call for policies to reduce the rate of firearm injuries and deaths in the United States and reiterate our commitment to be a part of the solution in mitigating these events.”

IMHO, every firearm owning citizen needs to be REMINDED & cognizant of the hazard their personal Physican represents, especially if the physican puts negative information into the citizen’s electronic medical records which then accessed w/o the citizen’s permission for judicial ERPO or MH determinations.

Now do me a HUGE favor will ya mate... go contribute or edit WIKI information articles which you have previously bragged of doing on this forum ~ surely there is sumthin in your posted wiki biography[ies] that need embellished!
 

2a4all

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I discuss firearms and gun politics with several of my (and my wife's) physicians at almost every visit. They are very pro-gun owners, and are friends with several influential pro-gun state legislators. I'll take any channel I can get to make my views known to those who support or oppose the issue.
 

CJ4wd

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There are many doctors that aren't "anti-2A", they just aren't "pro-2A" either. Many also work in cities where they are better off if they "KBMS" (Keep Big Mouth Shut!) so they don't piss off their more liberal supervisors and management. You have to "feel them out" to find out their standing before you disclose anything to them.
Otherwise, KBMS to them so there isn't any "record" that can be hacked (or otherwise mis-used).
 
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