The AAP’s “Periodic Survey”

I recently received a letter from the American Academy of Pediatrics, requesting my participation in one of their surveys about three issues – Suicide Prevention, Maintenance of certification, and the topic I particularly want to discuss—“Firearm Injury Prevention”. The letter and survey were accompanied by a 2-dollar bill as a “token of appreciation”.

SHOT Show Range Day 2019

[Ed: Here’s a glimpse at this year’s awesome SHOT Show in Las Vegas this week. Again, we appreciate GATdaily for sharing. It’s the newest, greatest shooting life stuff, without the politics. For more, check out SHOT Show News & TV .] SHOT RANGE DAY is the day we wait for every year – the day that those of us who type for […]

Peak Felony

[Ed: Reprinted with permission from GATDaily, this is an apt followup to Dr. Latebloomer’s pice on patriotic civil disobedience to laws outlawing possession of common firearms and accessories.] On Thursday [January 10], to the surprise of no one, Dianne Feinstein, the one trick pony of California politics, introduced her new Assault Weapons Ban. This, while two different […]

Civil Disobedience Against Gun Control

[Ed: We are reposting with permission Dr. Latebloomer’s 10/31/18 piece from GATdaily because it highlights the failure of restrictive gun laws. New Jersey also outlawed “high capacity” magazines as of December 10 and, earlier, bump stocks. Exactly zero of each were turned in prior to those laws’ effective dates. See her follow-up “Peak Felony” here.] […]

The Blame Game

Let’s play a little game, just between us physicians, shall we? Are you offended by the implication that you, as a lawful prescriber, are to blame for the opioid epidemic? Are you tired of the government telling you how you should practice medicine–all because of the actions of the criminal and the irresponsible? Are you […]

The Healing Power of . . . Firearms?

[Ed: We are happy to post another insightful article by our pediatrician-in-residence, ‘Dr. Latebloomer’, which just appeared September 28 in GATDaily.]  We’ve all heard the adage “Physician Heal Thyself”. This ancient proverb was originally intended as an admonition to mind one’s own problems rather than advising others on theirs. Physicians (even ancient world ones) have […]

Gun-Friendly Health Care at

[Ed: Our own ‘Dr. LateBloomer’ also writes for GAT Daily, from which we are reposting yesterday’s article with permission. We are very appreciative about how widely is being publicized.] Have you ever been frustrated (or outraged) by your physician’s invasive questions about your firearms? Have you ever hemmed and hawed trying to explain to […]

A Pediatrician Explains the AR-15

[Ed: This was first published February 28 on] The Doctor will school you now. The “AR-15” is the common name for a style of semi-automatic rifle which is perhaps the most misunderstood firearm in modern history. To listen to gun controllers, one would think that this style of firearm had emerged from the depths […]