JAMA

Gun control: The assault on Congress by the medical journals (Part 2 — JAMA) by Miguel A. Faria, MD

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Monday, December 4, 2017

In a recent editorial “Death by gun violence — A public health crisis,” twelve editors of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) lobbied, or rather lambasted, Congress for not dealing with gun violence as a public health issue and guns as viruses that need eradicating. But the editorial was laden with misconceptions and a number of glaring errors. For example, consider the following claim: