Pediatricians now covertly interrogating children to find out if their parents own guns

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
By Paul Martin

by: JD Heyes
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

There aren’t many institutions that a majority of Americans trust anymore, including the “mainstream” media, government, and even clergy. Soon, that list will likely include pediatricians.

That’s because more and more of them believe they have the right to pry into whether a child’s parents are supporters of one of our most fundamental civil rights: The right to keep and bear arms.

And of course, they are basing their prying on a typical Leftist construct — ‘compassion.’

As reported by St. Louis Public Radio:

As a pediatric surgeon at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Dr. Bo Kennedy has seen firsthand how bullets can shatter tiny bodies.

He’s collected dozens of horror stories from his time in the hospital’s emergency department, including the time a 3-year-old boy stuck a loaded gun in his mouth and pulled the trigger.

“That’s what he did with his water pistol to get a drink out of it,” Kennedy said. “And obviously he didn’t survive.”

Because of these kinds of incidents — which are exceedingly rare, tragic though they are — a growing number of pediatricians in St. Louis and around the country now believe it’s their responsibility to ‘promote gun safety’ by, in part, having a conversation with parents about how to keep their kids away from guns.

Despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of gun owners are responsible and already take measures to protect their kids from accessing firearms kept in the house.

Mind you, these pediatricians can’t have a conversation with parents unless they know that there are guns in a small patient’s home, so naturally, that requires asking the question: ‘Do you have guns in your house?’

Accidental gun deaths among children are few and far between, thankfully

And lest you think that these doctors came up with this on their own, they didn’t. Most are responding to recent guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics, which is recommending that doctors pry into patients’ firearm ownership so they can talk about “safety.”

“The academy’s official stance is guns should be kept locked, unloaded, and away from where kids can find them,” St. Louis Public Radio reports.

In other words, guns should be kept in a manner that makes them completely useless for self-defense.

For his part, Kennedy said that having these conversations is getting harder, and he blamed — wait for it — the National Rifle Association.

“Talking about guns has become much more of a volatile issue in the past 20 years. The NRA has named any conversation about keeping guns in a way that’s safer into a control issue, and I think people have become very polarized.”

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