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The Gunloon Doctor: Miguel Faria

Posted on the 15 June 2011 by Mikeb302000
The Gunloon Doctor: Miguel FariaIn a recent comment, Anon claimed the Kellermann study (showing a gun in the household was many more times likely to be used against a member of that household than against some unknown attacker) had been thoughly "debunked" by a Dr. Miguel Faria.
I've run across this claim before, so it's pretty easy to eviscerate it.
Until recently, Faria was head of a small group called the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) which put out its "findings" in a publication called  the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons (JPANDS).  Here's what Science-Based Medicine says about AAPS:
 It is not an exaggeration to say that the AAPS, through its journal JPANDS, is waging a war on science- and evidence-based medicine in the name of its politics.
In addition to opposition to any gun control, AAPS also claims:
  • Fluoridation of drinking water is against freedom;
  • HIV does not cause AIDS;
  • Vaccinations cause autism and that "shaken baby syndrome" is a hoax and is caused by vaccinations;
  • Abortion causes breast cancer;
  • Climate change is a hoax;
  • Illegal aliens bring the "plague" and leprosy to the US;
  • That Barack Obama used "mind control" to win election in 2008.
This is what passes for scholarship among gunloons.  More on AAPS.

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