Some of Canada’s doctors are getting political, calling not only for greater gun control but for your child’s doctor to pry into your personal life and lecture law abiding gun owners.
A new paper published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal brings to mind a saying a teacher introduced me to when I submitted a poorly written essay, “if you can’t baffle them with brains, baffle them with BS.”
The paper entitled “Risk of firearm injuries among children and youth of immigrant families”, contains some interesting facts and observations about gun injuries - who gets them, immigrant compared to refugee, immigrant compared to non-immigrant, etc..
What’s in the study is being sold as kids playing with guns, but the facts tell a different story.
The fact is, we already have legislation restricting gun ownership, a licensing system and strict storage laws.
We all want fewer deaths from guns just like we want fewer deaths from disease and car accidents but scaring people and turning doctors into people that pry into our personal lives while treating our children, is not the way to go.
I don’t think the Canadian Paediatric Society coming out with these guidelines for members at the same time this flawed study came out was a coincidence. Do you?