Skip to comments.Doctors target gun violence as a social disease
Posted on 08/12/2012 3:55:54 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Is a gun like a virus, a car, tobacco or alcohol? Yes say public health experts, who in the wake of recent mass shootings are calling for a fresh look at gun violence as a social disease.
What we need, they say, is a public health approach to the problem, like the highway safety measures, product changes and driving laws that slashed deaths from car crashes decades ago, even as the number of vehicles on the road rose.
.............Dr. David Satcher tried to make gun violence a public health issue when he became CDC director in 1993. Four years later, laws that allow the carrying of concealed weapons drew attention when two women were shot at an Indianapolis restaurant after a patron's gun fell out of his pocket and accidentally fired. Ironically, the victims were health educators in town for an American Public Health Association convention.
That same year, Hargarten won a federal grant to establish the nation's first Firearm Injury Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
"Unlike almost all other consumer products, there is no national product safety oversight of firearms," he wrote in the Wisconsin Medical Journal.
That's just one aspect of a public health approach. Other elements:.......
......Disease patterns, observing how a problem spreads. Gun ownership a precursor to gun violence can spread "much like an infectious disease circulates," said Daniel Webster, a health policy expert and co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research in Baltimore.....
(Excerpt) Read more at mysanantonio.com ...
Crazy people don’t need guns to kill,see middle east and people like Jeff the clown.
That’s been in the works for 20 some odd years. As bad as Obama is being a former Joyce Foundation member, nobody holds a candle to the Clinton people when it comes to gun grabbing. Not even close.
This is not the perspective of all or even most docs. Like all groups, there are a few loud liberals who think they speak for all in that group.....
Who else remembers how Tipper Gore (when VP wife) worked on mental health care issues? Do you recall how she wanted pediatricians given permission to ask their young patients about guns in their homes (as it might be upsetting them and causing mental health problems)?
See post #24.
However, the current Democrat administration is gun walking to force more laws.
“All my doctors and dentists... are hunters i.e. gun owners”.
My husband and I have been quizzed formally a few times by doctors/hospital personnel reference owning guns. Once when I was in hard labor with my first child and when my husband was getting a pre-physical for a simple surgical procedure. We refused to answer both times... but this question is becoming more common.
Good for you. It's none of their $%^%^%$ business.
“Exercising your right results in a denial of care, but not active round-ups and jail time.”
“...not active roundups...” at this time.
It’s still a step well beyond the bounds of the Constitution. Sadly, I’m getting closer and closer to the belief that we will require another revolution to right this ship.
Whoo Hoo ....designated parking spaces !! < / sarcasm>
IMHO we will have to fight this trash till the end of time in some form or manner SLB.
Profitable for both sides to keep the issue alive. Not only the polidiots but the presstitute toadies and anti-gun associations that profit versus perform for the socialist liberal idgits that fund their vacations and personal bank accounts.
Sort of like the cure for cancer. Related industry is to big to allow a solution or cure.
I carry, I have life memberships to NRA and the Texas State Rifle association. I vote on election day and with my dollars between such elections.
My personal efforts with time an money this election are on taking the house and senate to hopefully mitigate the damage the executive branch has in store for the destruction of our beloved republic.
Rotate your cache, BLOAT and take time each day to listen, learn and respond to such trash. Every time a polidiot in ANY state goes anti-gun donate to his conservative opponents if you can.
Just my opinion, Stay safe !
If your doctor asks if you have guns, just turn the table on him/her.
Ask if his wife or husband is still a prostitute?
That will usually piss them off enough to drop the idiotic questions.
If not, you can ask the good Doc if he/she still has gay sex?
I take no crap from any doctor. They are not god.
There is no God-given right to "other consumer products" as there is for firearms and other weapons, is there?
Political correctness prevents any effective efforts so the damned liberals can only conclude that EVERYONE has too much freedom.
I've yet to be asked, but my intention is to return with "Do you have a medical practitioner in your home?" and then lecture them with latest malpractice statistics.
According to the article, gun ownership (among other “health issues) is contagious.
“...”There’s sort of a contagion phenomenon” after a shooting, where people feel they need to have a gun for protection or retaliation, he said.”....
OK so lets vote for a 3rd pty candidate so this crap can move forward(sarc)
This is another reason the current regime in its entirety needs to be defeated and a no vote or 3rd party vote will not, JR, help achieve that goal.
Discussion about guns in the exam room comes under the definition of a “boundary violation”
Then feel free to start your own site -
I know its early but read the post,does it indicate some where I will not be voting for Mittens,geshhhhhh
Yes, and those are the ones the liberals listen to.