Quote of the day—American Academy of Pediatrics

The AAP supports firearm regulation, including a ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazine sales.

American Academy of Pediatrics
April 2014
State Advocacy FOCUS
[H/T to Miguel.

Don’t ever let anyone get away telling you that no one wants to take your guns.—Joe]


14 thoughts on “Quote of the day—American Academy of Pediatrics

  1. Really interesting because the AAP has always said in defense of their anti-gun statements that they are concerned about accidental shooting of children with guns.

    How does the capacity of a magazine or the action of a firearm have anything to do with the potential for suicides/accidents?

    Again, “Progressives” have NEVER been concerned about human life or public safety. Nope they want to ban guns because they simply don’t like them.

    • It’s the same reason antis who say their primary concern is about reducing suicides will go gung ho about magazine bans, AWBs, and private sale bans.

  2. There can be no doubt that pediatricians, being doctors, are smart and educated. But, once again, we find evidence that “smart” and “educated” is NOT synonymous with “wise” or “correct.” It is also apparent that organizations / bureaucracies / committees can acquire positions and agendas that are foolish, even when all the people in them are smart and highly educated.

  3. To his credit, our pediatrician has never asked.

    If he ever does, though, I’ve got follow up questions and/or a lecture prepared. 🙂

  4. A condition of general preparedness for individual self defense benefits children as least as much as adults. Questioning the right hurts kids.

    ““Progressives” have NEVER been concerned about human life or public safety.”

    Oh contraire, they are concerned. Very much so. They’re concerned about having enough crisis to use to their advantage as justification for ever increasing government reach and power. Progressives have no interest in SOLVING problems. That much is true– They do however have every interest in USING problems. “Never let a crisis go to waste” has morphed into, “If you don’t have enough crisis, make it.”

    As Fast & Furious shows us; if their crisis-of-the-day turns out to be a false crisis, they’ll set out to make it a real one. “Not enough guns from the states being used in crimes in Mexico? No Problemo– We can make it happen.” The AAP appears to be very much on-board with this sort of tactic. Rather than support the security of kid’s homes, they’re attempting to make homes more vulnerable. In light of all that, I suppose it would not be unreasonable to ask when the FDA will be intentionally poisoning our food supply. VA hospitals have been killing off vets, and ICE has been inviting illegals to cross the southern border, and cops have been assaulting innocent citizens. Same thing.

  5. There was an article in the WSJ recently about a Florida court decision against doctors asking about firearms. That produced complaining letters from assorted doctors.

    What they missed (or didn’t want to admit) is that the whole mess started when the CDC decided to pretend that gun ownership is an epidemic and as a result a valid subject for medical people to talk about. That, of course, is rank quackery, but about what you might expect from government bureaucrats. It’s that government propaganda flying the false flag of science that is causing people to push back. If the CDC were to get out and leave doctors to do real medicine, the issue would most likely disappear.

  6. Slightly off topic, but since when do these anti-rights organizations get to be 501c3’s? The Center for Gun Responsibility is loudly touting I-594, but my understanding is that grassroots’ lobbying for legislation (including initiatives) is limited by law.

    • That’s the evil point of the IRS scandal. Who’s going to enforce the rules against the antis when the IRS AND the DOJ are both in the tank for the antis and preventing pro liberty and self-defense organizations from getting 501(c)(3) status.

  7. The AAP needs to explain their position and on what data it is based.

  8. It’s interesting the there are laws to prevent medical personnel from asking patients about their HIV status. I wonder where the AAP stands on that policy.

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