Thanks to Dr. Edwin Leap for taking the time to write a point of view that is so sensible and logical (“Prescription for Hypocrisy,” December, p. 33). The disparity between the enthusiasm for evidence-based medicine and the passion for gun control despite any evidence of positive impact while overwhelmed with evidence of negative impact has always amazed me. One can only hope that the leaders in medical politics will be open to the same critical thinking.
Pete Farmer, MD
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
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