Doctors worried by Supreme Court gun ruling | U.S. | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Last month’s Supreme Court ruling striking down a strict gun control law in the U.S. capital will lead to more deaths and accidental injuries, the editors of the New England Journal of Medicine said on Wednesday.

They joined a growing clamor from medical doctors, especially emergency room physicians, who fear a surge of accidental deaths, murders and suicides if handguns become more easily available than they already are.

Huh?  I’m on the email lists for the two major EM organizations, and none of them have said a word about it.  Oh, there’s one quote from one EM doc at the end of their article (and the NEJM, which has always been for gun control is quoted, again shockingly still for gun control) but there’s been no “increasing clamor” from EM docs about this.

Another reporter writing what they want, despite the facts.


  1. TheNewGuy says:

    Indeed. Most of my colleagues cheered the Heller decision.

    I’d love some good numbers on what percentage of ER docs either own or carry guns… I’d be willing to bet a nice cold beer that the percentage would give Sarah Brady an ACS.

    Pediatricians on the other hand? Maybe not so much.

  2. Steve Lucas says:

    Here in Ohio there was a great deal of concern, a few years back, about pending conceal carry legislation. There were claims we would see gun fights in the street. Police would be shot for pulling over someone for a traffic violation and on and on.

    The reality is crime has gone down. People feel safer in their homes and in those high crime areas many people do carry weapons, making those who would like to commit a crime think twice about robbing someone. Good folks are good folks, and bad folks are bad folks and unfortunately you sometimes have to hold the bad folks at bay. If you want to see a town with a crime problem go to Toronto. They have very strict gun laws so only the criminals have guns.

    No, I am not a NRA member.

    Steve Lucas