Pediatricians to lobby Congress for gun control laws

Pediatricians to lobby Congress for gun control laws

Dr. Ben Hoffman will never forget the three-year-old who came into the emergency room with a gunshot wound. “The child had shot himself in the face. It was obvious that was going to be a deadly injury,” Hoffman recalled. Members of the American Psychological Association at the "March For Our Lives" gun violence rally held in Washington, D.C. on March 24, 2018. Physician and other health provider groups say gun violence and gun control are matters of public health. Maggie Fox / NBC News “We were trying to resuscitate him. We were trying to see if we could get anything back.” But the devastation that a gun can wreak on the tiny head of a toddler is too much. The child died. “Those are the kinds of things you can’t forget. It haunts me to this day,” said Hoffman, who is now chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ […]

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