Robert M. McLean, MD; Patrice Harris, MD; John Cullen, MD; Ronald V. Maier, MD; Kyle E. Yasuda, MD; Bruce J. Schwartz, MD; Georges C. Benjamin, MD
Acknowledgment: The authors thank Renee Butkus for her invaluable role in developing the document. They also thank the persons who reviewed and provided input about the document for their professional organization, including Robert Doherty; Debra Cohn, JD; Andrea Garcia, JD; Julie Wood, MD; Shawn Martin; Mike Munger, MD; Douglas Henley, MD; Kristin Kroeger; Colleen Coyle; Alison Crane; Eileen M. Bulger, MD; Deborah A. Kuhls, MD; Christian Shalgian; David B. Hoyt, MD; and Ronald M. Stewart, MD.
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Corresponding Author: Robert M. McLean, MD, American College of Physicians, 190 N. Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA 19106; e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Author Contributions: Conception and design: R.M. McLean.
Analysis and interpretation of the data: J. Cullen.
Critical revision for important intellectual content: J. Cullen, R.M. McLean.
Final approval of the article: G.C. Benjamin, R. Butkus, J. Cullen, P. Harris, J.E. Jackson, R.V. Maier, R.M. McLean, B.J. Schwartz, K.E. Yasuda.
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Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane. Half of the articles in Annals of Internal Medicine are pushing for gun control. Most upsetting, however, the medical community seems to have consulted NO ONE but themselves.
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Gilbert A Handal, MD
Texas Tech University
August 8, 2019
The issue of shootings is not just guns!! Certainly appropriate registration and background checks and elimination of high power war instruments have no place in civilian life, but I believe the problem is a more deep issue and I do not believe it is related to mental health as such, people are looking for simple solutions to complex problems and that never works!
I believe is a societal problem as we forget about God, as family is redefined and frequently absent in its real role and as our educational systems prepare the students to take tests and not real life issues education. I believe if we are serious about this issue we have to look at all these issues which have profound implications well beyond the shootings
August 10, 2019
Inconsistency on respect for life in the medical profession?
While the medical profession is speaking out against gun violence, and it should, while there have been 1,196 people killed since 1966 in mass shootings in America, there have been >50 Million babies killed in abortions since just 1973, at a rate of >600K per year. What puzzles me is the lack of outrage and outcry re the latter, in contrast to the former.
McLean RM, Harris P, Cullen J, et al. Firearm-Related Injury and Death in the United States: A Call to Action From the Nation's Leading Physician and Public Health Professional Organizations. Ann Intern Med. [Epub ahead of print 7 August 2019]:. doi: 10.7326/M19-2441
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