This is a survey of 1,060 U.S. pediatricians conducted by AAP (which I figure are associated with AAP but it does not say.) AAP has a long history of being rabidly Anti Gun and the reason laws have been implemented to stop medical practitioners from asking questions about home firearms ownership. Tales of AAP doctors interrogating small children about guns at home without the presence of their parents are well-known.
The American Academy of Pediatrics claims a membership of 60,000 (the American Board of Pediatrics boast 105,856 members and has no anti-gun political agenda that I could find. AAP however has no qualms about going full frontal anti gun politics as you can read in their “American Academy of Pediatrics Gun Violence Policy Recommendations.”
The AAP continues to support a number of specific measures to reduce the destructive effects of guns in the lives of children and adolescents through the implementation of the following recommendations.•Enact a strong, effective assault weapon ban;•Eliminate the gun show loophole and require mandatory background checks andwaiting periods before all firearm purchases;•Ban on high-capacity magazines;•Enact strong handgun regulations; and•Require safe firearm storage under federal law.