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Dr. Timothy Wheeler, Director of Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership at the Claremont Institute, talks with Cam Edwards about a recent case of anti-gun rhetoric in the medical literature. The December issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA) contains an article with the advice that assistants educate patients on the "dangers" of gun ownership. Wheeler notes a trend for such articles to take a less overtly anti-gun tone than in the past, but he identifies unacceptable advice such as for patients to remove guns from their homes. He states that gun ownership is not a health risk like alcohol or tobacco dependency, and that doctors generally are not qualified to give tips on firearm safety.