In my inbox from my professional society last week, regarding the recent "Docs vs Glocks" ruling in Florida.
I've commented on this issue many times in many posts, but I'm finding it necessary to do it again. One previous rant can be found here. http://boostershotsblog.blogspot.com/2014/01/cultural-competence-and-firearms.html
If you read the article that showed up in my inbox, you'll notice that the AAP keeps painting itself as the wounded party...
"In 2012, the Academy reaffirmed its commitment to advocating for the strongest possible firearm
regulations. The absence of guns in homes and communities is the most reliable and effective
measure to prevent firearm-related injuries in children and adolescents. The AAP supports a number of specific measures to reduce the destructive effects of guns in the lives of children and adolescents, including the regulation of the manufacture, sale, purchase, ownership, and use of firearms; a ban assault weapons; and expanded regulations of handguns for civilian use. To prevent gun-related death and injuries, the AAP recommends that pediatricians provide firearm safety counseling to patients and their parents."