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…

Happy New Year

Happy New Year, Doctors! We have a brand new year and an exciting one at that! Our issues with gun safety and the gun violence crisis will share the spotlight with others in health. We 400 physician scientists still have a good deal to say about the state and nation’s health. In 2017 We are…

The Power of Organized Medicine

Dear Docs, Recently the American Medical Association announced that it has resolved to join the battle to promote the “Call to Action” raised by eight national health professional organizations and reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine in 2015. The AMA now joins The American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College…

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…

Video of Concert to End Gun Violence

Please enjoy this video from last month’s Concert Across America to End Gun Violence featuring pianist Louis Nagel performing Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata and Kevin Fitzgerald conducting Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony. The concert was wonderfully received and we are grateful to everyone who participated, attended, and contributed. Not only did we raise awareness about the epidemic of…