22 July 2008

Poll: Doctors Say Firearms Ownership Is Not A Public Health Issue

Oh I definitely like this!

While the leadership of the medical community, among them the New England Journal of Medicine, has been busy blasting the U.S. Supreme Court's Parker/Heller decision of a couple weeks ago, medical doctors around the United States don't see it that way.

According to a new report from a MedPage Today poll, gun regulation is NOT a public health issue. That poll is from a survey of 2,000 respondents -- physicians and nurses, to be specific -- to a survey on the matter. More than 80 percent of respondents said firearms regulation is not a public health issue.

While the Journal said firearms use is a public health issue, doctors in the trenches disagree.

Some good quotes from doctors and nurses. Worth keeping nearby as a resource when your neighborhood hoplophobe spouting off about the public health danger of lawful firearms ownership.

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