Should Your Doctor Ask If You Own Guns?

“Doctors routinely ask if you smoke, and counsel you to wear your seat belt when you’re in a car. Technically, either behavior isn’t any of their business, but they do fall under the umbrella of preventive care.

“Now Dr. Garen Wintemute, director of the violence prevention research program at the University of California Davis, and his colleagues want to add firearms to the office visit for similar reasons.“

Get involved with the ASK campaign (Asking Saves Kids) to talk to your doctor about asking his/her patients about gun safety –


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