2017 Annual Report

2017            Annual Report, PPGV        550 physicians strong. Mission Statement: Michigan Physicians, Educated and Empowered to Advocate for the Prevention of Gun Violence. Operations. Our Executive Committee continued to meet monthly. Cochairs J. Walden and A.  Zweifler, Treasurer Zweifler and Secretary E. Arneson. Additionally, C.Farmer, S. Lewis, J. Peggs, W. Wadland,…

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?”…

Take Action to End Gun Violence

In the wake of yet another horrific school shooting, this time at Santa Fe High School in Texas, we are again shaken to our core, outraged over the ceaseless and senseless epidemic of gun violence in this country. As we have said too many times, thoughts and prayers are wholly ineffective in preventing the over…

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…