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Ep. 43 Doctors and Guns: Where Is the Lane?

Pradheep Shanker, MD

Should doctors have something to say about guns?  If so, what should they say?  A position paper by the American College of Physicians, followed by a blog post and a tweet from the National Rifle Association, have set off a storm of controversy on the issue of medical professionals speaking publicly about guns and gun control.

Our guest today is Pradheep Shanker, a radiologist based in Ohio and a prolific writer and conservative commentator who contributes regularly to a number of major national media outlets, including National Review, The American Spectator, Ricochet, and others.  He just published a piece entitled “Guns, Doctors, and Staying in Your Lane.”

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Pradheep Shanker, MD. Twitter

LINKS:

Pradheep Shanker.  Doctors, Guns, and Staying in Your Lane.  (article in Ricochet)

Reducing Firearms Injuries and Death in the United States: A Position Paper from the American College of Physicians (free access in Annals of Internal Medicine)

NRA blog.  Surprise: Physician Group Rehashes Same Tired Gun Control Policies

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