Iowa Physician Seeks to Change Hospital’s Gun Policy

Dr. Sean Brodale presents his case for a change in the gun policy at Davis County Hospital. / Matthew Thielke (from

With the shootings of two doctors over the past year and the risk of violence against healthcare workers accounting for 10% of workplace violence, so-called gun free zones in hospitals make no sense.

Would you rather have the very same people that you trust to provide healthcare to be able to protect you and your family or allow the psychopathic murderer to be the only one who is armed?

Dr. Sean Brodale has begun the effort to reverse the policy in his hospital built on the flawed premise that criminals obey gun free zone signs.

We know that gun free zones are an attractant to those who are planning mass murder. It is immoral to leave people unable to defend themselves while guaranteeing that the criminals are the only ones who can be armed.

We at Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership support Dr. Brodale in his efforts.


erdeen—Dr. John Edeen is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon in San Antonio, TX and is active in seeking the right to carry for qualified hospital staff.

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