Wear Orange Day June 2 Ann Arbor

Wear Orange Day June 2, 2018 was an impressive call to action locally. After Washtenaw County Moms Demand Action leader, Celeste Kanpurwala poignantly recounted losing her own father to self inflicted gun violence, our own PPGV member, Sonya Lewis took the stage. Lewis admitted that when asked “How to console small children about safety in schools?”…

Is Florida a Game Changer?

Two events that happened in conjunction with the Parkland, Florida shooting deaths of 17 included an interview that I did for a local TV channel that compared the two sides of the gun issue and the student outrage at a society that doesn’t keep them safe and allow them to study and learn. Here is the…

Gov. Snyder letter from James Peggs, MD

Dear Governor Snyder, In anticipation of your facing several new bills to reach your desk, HB 4416, HB 4616, and SB 366 I urge you to take a principled stand on behalf of the health of your fellow Michiganders and veto such legislation. As a member of Physicians for the Prevention of Gun Violence I…

Earlier Letter from Cheryl Farmer, MD Summer 2017

Earlier letter.  Summer 2017 Dear Governor Snyder, I’m an Internist and a board member of Physicians for the Prevention of Gun Violence.  Our 500+ member group works to reduce gun violence  through the application of public health principles.  We strongly oppose HB 4416, HB 4417, HB 4418 and HB 4419. There is an EPIDEMIC of…

Letter to Gov. – Action Needed

Hi Docs- Welcome to Fall and a Good Labor Day to you- a time for action. PPGV and Moms Demand Action (MDA) are working on a similar tactic; we can stop the Michigan legislators that are pushing several bad gun bills- permitless concealed carry and 18 year old concealed carry, etc.  this fall. (see below for nos.)…

Fast Moving Gun Bills in Michigan

PPGV Legislative Update.    May 2017 A recent appeal – The NRA is pushing a law that would force all 50 states to allow anyone to carry loaded, concealed guns in public, with no background checks or training. At Everytown for Gun Safety, we believe this puts us all at risk. But the NRA won’t be…

10 Years after Virginia Tech

From States United to Prevent Gun Violence comes this notation: “10 Years Since the Virginia Tech Shooting. On April 16, 2007, in one of the deadliest shootings in U.S. history, 32 students and teachers died after being shot by a single gunman on the campus of Virginia Tech. Many survivors and relativies of victims have dedicated…

Summer’s Work

Chart Notes  September, 2016 PPGV hits 400 members. With recent talks given to Wayne State University Dept. of Family Medicine and UM Medical School we now have 400 members, mostly physicians. It looks like we will continue to present with UM psychiatry medical student rotation.  We are scheduled for a grand rounds at Western Michigan…

“Mike the Gun Guy” plugs PPGV

Sonya Lewis has organized an Ann Arbor concert for Concert Across America. Mike picked up on it on his blog- Ann Arbor Is The Location Of An Important Event On September 25th. Get There if You Can. September 18, 2016 There’s a group of physicians in Michigan who have formed an organization called Physicians for…