Gun rights — Constitution needs to be amended to protect the lives of our patients

© Greg Nash There appears to be change afoot in the area of gun violence research. For example, at the federal level, the new CDC Director Robert Redfield agrees that there’s no ban on gun violence research , and on the state level, seven (so far) governors have recently created a consortium to study the problem of gun violence . We are nurses who have a vested interested in the health of the public. Each of us has many years of experience working in practice, and in teaching public health, mental health, and women’s health. Gun violence touches on all these areas. We agree that there’s a need for gun violence research but we also think about the root cause. By definition, there would be no gun violence if there were no guns. Whether you use the term “gun violence,” “gun control,” “gun safety,” after a mass shooting, like […]

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