Oh no it's not.
Doctors in America are up in arms over the suggestion that they have no business advising their patients on gun ownership and safety. The incensed medics insist that it's their duty to tell Americans not to keep guns in the home, or if they do, to keep them unloaded and locked away.
The debate on this issue was kicked off in June when a law went into effect in Florida which placed limits on doctors' ability to ask their patients what guns they owned and how they kept them stored, and prevented them entering any such information into people's medical records. ...
...The passage of the Florida law made Dr Eric Fleegler of the Children's Hospital Boston pretty mad. He and some colleagues have written a paper, published today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, which contends that guns kept at home are a major danger to Americans - particularly to American children.
A different press release issued by the Journal of Preventive Medicine editorial office also adds:
The American Academy of Pediatrics ... notes that a gun in the home is 43 times more likely to be used to kill a friend or family member than a burglar or other criminal.
And so once again we see a situation where orthodoxy is imposed via crummy statistical methods. Run up a dodgy study, suppress reporting of egregious mistakes in the study via a biased media that's stuck in a swamp of confirmation bias, and voila! Instant "settled" science.
Personally, if my doc tries to pull this on me, I'm going to warn him that (a) I almost certainly understand the statistics better than he does, (b) I absolutely understand the broken "scientific" process in play better than he does, and (c) unless he can convince me that I'm wrong on those, I will assume that his acceptance of quackery is more of a health risk to me than having a gun in the house.
But the conversation will probably never happen. It's Atlanta, not Boston, and so it means we're more likely to discuss which caliber is better.
American Academy of Pediatrics, heal thyself.