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Doctors Have a Right (and a Duty) to Ask About Guns

Firearms are a public-safety issue, not a religion.

Not a medicine cabinet.

Photographer: Mark Ralston/AFP

In a nation with more than 30,000 annual deaths from gunfire, and more than 70,000 injuries, promoting the safe storage and handling of guns is an obvious task for public health professionals. At least, it should be.

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