Tomorrow, I'll be taking my daughter to the pediatrician for her annual check-up. Pediatricians these days, on the advice or requirement of the American Academy of Pediatrics, ask parents about guns in their house.
The AAP is rabidly anti-gun, as Forbes' Paul Hsieh notes:
[T]he American Academy of Pediatrics is not politically neutral in the gun debate. The AAP supports standard Left positions, including “federal firearms legislation that bans assault weapon sales and the sales of high capacity magazines” and “the strongest possible regulations of handguns for civilian use.” The AAP also recommends that parents “NEVER have a gun in the home” (“NEVER” capitalized in their statement).
Despite the fact that a child is 100 times more likely to die in a swimming accident than a gun accident, our pediatrician doesn't suggest we "NEVER" live near a pool.
Anyway, in recent years, I've been surprised by the question (amazing what sleep deprivation can do to parents of young children!) and have mumbled through responses. This time, I'd like to be prepared.
What would you say to a pediatrician who asked you whether you keep any guns in your house?