Michael Nacol, MD, MD
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Nacol M.; Preventing Firearm Violence. Ann Intern Med. 1995;123:813. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-123-10-199511150-00031
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1995;123(10):813.
TO THE EDITOR:
The College's position paper  does not represent the opinion of many College members. Most people would agree that firearm safety, responsible storage of unloaded firearms, and respect for the possible hazards of firearms are reasonable and necessary. However, to say that “regulatory oversight” of guns or ammunitions is desirable misrepresents the need for a safer society. History tells a different story. In Nazi Germany, for example, Hitler instituted a gun registration policy.
Has any nation ever benefited from gun control? The College's support of legislative and regulatory measures that would limit the availability of firearms overextends the bounds of the organization.
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