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NPA Members in the News

  • The Protection Racket: Physicians and gun laws in the United States – by Dr. Bill Jordan, NPA Immediate Past President, in AMSA’s – The New Physician (9/2016)
  • As Kalamazoo mourns six dead citizens, legislators are making things worse, The Guardian (2/22/2016)
  • Should Physicians Have a Role in Gun Safety Counseling? Medscape (1/13/2016)
  • “Nguyen: Why Texans worry about open carry,” Houston Chronicle (12/31/2015)
  • “End CDC ban,” Milawkee Journal-Sentinel (12/19/2015)
  • “What the Planned Parenthood Shooting Means for Medicine,” Huffington Post (12/4/2015)
  • “Physicians to Congress: Time to lift the 20-year-old ban on gun research,” Becker’s Hospital Review (12/3/2015)
  • “Congress pressured to drop gun control research ban,” The Hill (12/2/2015)
  • “Doc Groups Urge Congress to Drop Gun Research Ban,” MedPage Today (12/2/2015)
  • “For National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Let’s Close the Boyfriend Loophole,” by Dr. Sanjeev K. Sriram, Huffington Post (10/23/2015)
  • “Let Pennsylvania Protect its Citizens: The commonwealth should not have to recognize the weakest state gun laws in the nation,” by Dr. Mudit Gilotra, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (8/2/2015)
  • “Gun violence restraining order will save lives: Guest commentary,” By Lydia Vaias, MD, NPA Founder, Los Angeles Daily News (5/19/2015)
  • “Guns with History & Public Health Impact,” interview with Dr. Bill Jordan, NPA President and Leah Gunn Barrett, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Executive Director, WMNF Radio, Tampa, FL (3/27/2015)
  • “Viewpoint: Doctors Punished for Protecting Children,” Emergency Medicine News (2/25/2015)
  • “LTE Re: Feb. 15 article, “Open carry, campus carry bills advance to Texas Senate,” The Statesman (2/17/2015)
  • “Cities right to act in their public health role,” The Philadelphia Inquirer (1/28/2015)
  • “Dr. Ricky Choi’s Public Testimony on San Francisco Unified School District’s Gun Violence Resolution,” NPA Blog (11/20/2014)
  • “The Question Doctors Can’t Ask,” The Atlantic (8/11/2014)
  • “Dems request $60 million for CDC to study gun violence as public health crisis,” Guns.com (5/22/2014)
  • “Dem bills aim to restart gun research,” UPI (5/21/2014)
  • “Reducing Firearm-Related Deaths: A Public Safety Issue,” ACP-CT News (4/28/2014)
  • “Gun Safety and Public Health,” The League of Women Voters of Tacoma News, Pierce County, WA (4/26/2014)
  • “Murthy would make a fine Surgeon General,” San Antonio Express-News (4/2/2014)
  • “Senate should approve U.S. Surgeon General nominee, despite ‘paranoid’ NRA opposition,” Guest column by NPA President Jim Scott, MD, Portland Business Journal (3/31/2014)
  • “Are Guns a Public Health Issue?” Commentary by Dr. Ricky Choi, NPA Board Member and Oakland pediatrician. Perspectives, WQED Radio (3/31/2014)
  • “NRA should keep out of choice of U.S. Surgeon General,” San Francisco Chronicle (3/25/2014)
  • “Fever Pitch: Fox Continues Smear Campaign Against Surgeon General Nominee,” Media Matters (3/19/2014)
  • “On Fox News, Doctors Asking Children About Gun Safety Is Controversial,” Media Matters (3/18/2014)
  • “The Surgeon General Does Not Need the NRA’s Approval,” Huffington Post (3/18/2014)
  • “Surgeon General Nominee,” NY Times (3/17/2014)
  • “Do more to keep us safe from guns,” WestLinn Tidings, Pamplin Media Group (3/6/2014)
  • “My View: Block gun violence with background checks,” Portland Tribune, OR (2/13/2014)
  • “Gun control activists shift tactics,” CT Mirror (2/4/2014)
  • “Chi-raq:  How teenagers view Chicago,” Chicago Sun Times (1/8/2014)
  • “The Public Health Cost of Gun Violence,” The Crime Report (11/4/2013)
  • “Gun Safety and Public Health Policy Recommendations for a More Secure America,” Corporations & Health Watch (10/3/2013)
  • “What About the Children?,” The Gun Violence Prevention Report (10/1/2013)
  • “Dr. Robert Luedecke on the topic of gun control and safety,” 1070 WINA News Radio (9/26/2013)
  • “Newtown demands the country take action on guns,” Washington Post (6/13/2013)
  • “Bethany Picker: Government must respond to epidemic of gun violence,” Lewiston Sun Journal (6/9/2013)
  • “How Does the Nation Reduce Gun Violence?” interview with Dr. Cheryl Bettigole, NPA President and Ladd Everitt, Communications Director, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, WMNF Radio, (5/8/2013)
  • Ricky Choi, MD, MPH: “Stemming Gun Violence: A Window of Opportunity” Huffington Post (4/15/13)
  • Julie Rosenbaum, MD:  “Enlist Doctors in Gun Violence Cure” Hartford Courant (3/22/13)
  • “Hundreds rally at Capitol for stricter gun control,” CT Post (2/14/2013)
  • “Reducing Firepower,” San Antonio News Express (2/14/2013)
  • “Doctor Calls For ‘Systemic Change’ to Decrease Gun Violence,” by NPA President, Dr. Cheryl Bettigole, Physicians News (1/28/2013)
  • “It’s Time for Doctors to Talk about Guns,” CT Mirror (1/9/2013)
  • “Child development – no further evidence is needed to prompt action,” Buffalo News (1/2/2013)
  • “At the E.R., Bearing Witness to Gun Violence,” New York Times (1/1/2013)
  • “Dems and Republicans Block Prevention of Firearm Violence,” Huffington Post (12/27/2012)
  • NPA President on Texas Radio Network via KLRD re gun violence prevention (12/26/2012)
  • “Lessons From Oak Creek’s Youngest First Responders,” Huffington Post (8/21/2012)
  • “Guns are within my scope of practice,” SFGate City Brights Blog (5/4/2011)