The New England Journal of Medicine keeps saying guns are a public health issue.Â But do medical professionals really feel that way?Â Â This informal poll says a lot of them don’t:
The responses from physicians who are registered members of the site was remarkbly evenly divided. Just over half (52%) said Yes, that gun control is a public health issue.
But for readers as a whole, it was another story — with 83% of the 2,023 respondents saying No. And as a further measure of interest in gun control, there were 36 comments posted with the poll. Some posters weighed in more than once to further the conversation.
This is a health care related site, so most of the folks reading could be expected to be health care professionals.