You may have heard doctors, nurses, and researchers proclaim that there’s an epidemic of gun violence in this country, and the only solution is to treat the crisis as a public health threat. In fact today the American Public Health Association had a big event at Washington, D.C.’s Newseum on “Policies That Work To Reduce Gun Violence” (all of which happen to be gun control policies, naturally).

Dr. Miguel Faria, MD has a new book coming out called “America, Guns, and Freedom: A Journey Into Politics and the Public Health & Gun Control Movement”, and he joined me on today’s Bearing Arms’ Cam & Co. to talk about why it’s a really bad idea to treat “gun violence”, whether violent crime or suicide, as a public health problem.

Also on today’s program, we’ve got the story of a Massachusetts man charged with murder who was supposed be behind bars without bail because of his “dangerousness”, an armed citizen who came to the aid of a Texas woman who was robbed at a travel stop, and an Oklahoma Highway Patrol officer in the right place at the right time, who was willing and able to come to the aid of a child in need.

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