In the meantime, the APP is urging members to keep asking parents if they keep guns in the home.
“Because of the proven value of physician counseling in preventing injury and death, the AAP is advising its members in Florida and throughout the United States to continue to uphold the standard of medical practice and ask about the presence of guns in the environments of children, and to counsel their patients and patients’ parents about the importance of storing guns safely,” reads a statement from the group.
via Pediatrician Group Urges Florida Doctors to Break “Docs vs. Glocks” Law | Miami New Times.
I imagine that the doctors will have a wee bit more sense than breaking the law even if they think it is wrong. But do not buy for one second that AAP is purely doing for the goodness of their hearts and a 100% free from politics interest. I found a little document in their website railing against “Assault Weapons” in a language that is very familiar to us and does not sound quite medical. The reason can be seen at the end of the document:
I guess this is what passes for medical research on guns for the American Academy of Pediatrics: Talking points from well-known Gun Control groups. And the hits do not stop there but also on another AAP-related website with more language and proven false stats: HealthyChildren.org.
And just for kicks, I bring back an old favorite:
To engage in Home Safety Counseling without certification, license or formal training in home safety and Risk Management and to concentrate on one small politically correct area, i.e., firearms to the neglect of ALL of the other safety issues in the modern home, is to invite a lawsuit because the safety counselor, (Physician) Knew, Could have known or Should have known that there were other dangers to the occupants of that house more immediate than firearms.
Physicians, Don’t borrow trouble.