Topic: gun safety

It’s Absurd That Florida Won’t Allow Doctors To Ask Patients If They Own A Gun

It's Absurd That Florida Won't Allow Doctors To Ask Patients If They Own A Gun

Our country loves guns, and it loves respecting the “privacy” of gun owners. So much so, that the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit just upheld a 2011 Florida law that makes it illegal for doctors to ask patients if they own a gun. Apparently, asking someone if they own a gun is more invasive than asking them if they have herpes, suicidal tendencies, or genetic diseases. More »

4-Year-Old Accidentally Kills Father With A Gun A Friend Left Just Lying Around

4-Year-Old Accidentally Kills Father With A Gun A Friend Left Just Lying Around

I don’t want to hear how the dad should have been paying better attention and this was somehow his fault, because any parent with a small child can tell you that they are amazingly observant and can find things well before a distracted adult can. This poor dad and his poor little boy who is far too little to understand what happened. I don’t GET the need to own a gun. I don’t understand it. But even moreso, I really don’t understand gun owners who leave their firearms lying around out in the open and loaded. More »

Parents Have A New Ally In The Battle Against Gun Violence – Gabby Giffords Launches Anti-Gun Campaign

Parents Have A New Ally In The Battle Against Gun Violence - Gabby Giffords Launches Anti-Gun Campaign

Former U.S. Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly have a big announcement to make. The national figures have chosen to take their careers in a new direction, but one that seems incredibly fitting. Today, they announced a new campaign to combat the gun rights lobby in our government and to look for solutions to gun violence. And I just have to say that as a parent, I’m thankful to this extraordinary couple for stepping forward and taking the lead on such an important political issue in our country. More »