Over the past 28 years as a primary care pediatrician and teacher at University of Vermont’s College of Medicine, and as a member of Vermont’s Child Fatality Review Team, I have learned much about suicide and gun violence. I have seen too often how these public health problems affect too many Vermont individuals and families — in spite of the strong safety commitment of most gun owners.
Editor’s note: This commentary is by Paul D. Manganiello, MD, MPH, of Norwich, a emeritus professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. He is president of the GunSense Vermont Education Fund.
Here’s an update on my work as chair of the House Judiciary Committee Work
(by Rep. Maxine Grad)
Bill Martin of Springfield talked of hunting as a teenager and of the guns he owned in the past as he urged Vermont lawmakers to extend a proposed waiting period for handgun sales, punctuating his call with his own personal story.