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Press Release: America, Guns and Freedom and Shooting Rampages, Mental Health and the Sensationalization of Violence

Surgical Neurology International publishes a two-part series entitled “America, Guns, and Freedom: A Recapitulation of Liberty” and “Shooting Rampages, Mental Health, and the Sensationalization of Violence.” Open-access journal weighs in on the gun control debate from a neurological perspective As the issue of gun control heats up across the nation, Surgical Neurology International (SNI) offers an objective point of view from …

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TV Violence Increases Homicides

Recently, the media, including medical journalists in organized medicine (i.e., American Medical Association and affiliates) have focused their attention on the associations of violence in television, music, video games and movies to violent behavior in children and adolescents. To this end, a consensus statement of experts released July 26 and sponsored by the AMA and …

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Public Health and Gun Control — No Deterrent to Crime

If the intent is to prevent mass shootings and other deadly acts, then gun control laws need to be eased not strengthened. During the early 1970s, the PLO waged a nefarious war of terrorism against Israel that included attacking schoolchildren on playgrounds. A rampage of terrorist attacks culminated in the Maalot massacre, in which Arab …

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Violence in America — Effective Solutions by Suter EA, Waters WC, Murray GB, et al

“Violence in America — Effective Soutions” by Suter EA, Waters WC, Murray GB, et al. was originally published in the Journal of the Medical Association of Georgia, Volume 85, June 1995, p. 253-263 while Dr. Miguel A. Faria served as Editor-in-Chief of that medical journal. The following link is provided for readers who wish to …

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“Assault Weapons” Revisited — An Analysis of the AMA Report by Edgar A. Suter, MD

Abstract — The AMA Council on Scientific Affairs did not conduct a rigorous scientific evaluation before supporting a ban on assault weapons.  The Council appears to have unquestioningly accepted common misperceptions and even partisan misrepresentations regarding the nature and uses of assault weapons.  This article examines the pivotal issues and proposes a rational approach to …

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