NASP’s Anti-Gun Agenda: Truths and Half-Truths

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) has published what it calls a fact sheet about “gun violence” among youth. DRGO has been informed that the Arizona Association of School Psychologists has submitted this flawed publication to the Arizona legislature in support of enacting firearm policy. DRGO’s Advisory Board member Glen Otero, PhD has analyzed the claims made in the NASP fact sheet and has determined that it’s full of the half-truths and deliberate omissions that the public health anti-gun advocacy literature is famous for. Dr. Otero is a research scientist specia...
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Kids and Antigun Hype

Like many people, doctors work to keep up with the torrent of new information in their field. One time-tested learning resource for doctors is the medical journal. In addition to general medical journals that cover a wide spectrum of new medical knowledge, most doctors regularly read at least one journal dealing only with their own specialty. The American Academy of Pediatrics journal Pediatrics is the go-to learning resource for busy pediatricians. They depend on it to help them meet the challenge of caring for sick kids. This month, however, the editors at Pediatrics handed out a big dose...
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HIPAA and NICS: Balancing Two Necessary Evils

By Dr. Timothy Wheeler, M.D. The years 2011 and 2012 saw a rash of horrible high profile murders whose suspected perpetrators bore the striking common trait of serious mental illness.  In all cases—the Aurora, Colorado movie theater mass shootings, the Newtown, Connecticut school shootings, and the shooting of Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords—the suspects were known in advance by their families or associates to be seriously disturbed.  Aurora shooting suspect James Holmes had even seen a psychiatrist, who properly reported her concerns about his instability to police.  But in all thre...
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American Academy of Pediatrics Still Living in the Past

By Timothy Wheeler, MD With the expected mainstream media promo, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released the new edition of its firearm policy, “Firearm-Related Injuries Affecting the Pediatric Population.”  The usual media supporters of gun control didn’t disappoint.  Check this article from Reuters, which didn’t even bother with a perfunctory balancing response from the Second Amendment Foundation or the NRA. But that’s OK.  The American public is much more educated about firearms than they were in 2000, the last time the AAP concocted their policy.  Both the old and the ...
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VIDEO: Dr. Tim Wheeler on NRA News

Here’s a video link of the NRA News interview I did on 9/11/12. It’s from the webcast show Cam & Company, which also airs on Sirius XM satellite radio. The topic was the American Medical News article presented in yesterday’s News item. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_Eh3eBOHJU&list=PL21A89684080B4C3A&index=51&feature=plpp_video  
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