The August AAP News contained four separate articles promoting gun control and urged members to support the latest hysterical outcry against guns. Our own house is in such disorder because our leadership is turning AAP focus to issues outside the pale of pediatric practice. Before we follow our leader, we must arm ourselves with the facts:
Every point of McCarthy and Kennedy's bill (H.R. 4073/ S.2185) is already law, except now you face a fine and 6 months in prison if a minor steals your gun and uses it to commit a crime. It also funds CDC on an issue far beyond its domain — to collect information (already contained in the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports) on "gun injuries and deaths involving persons younger than age 21."