Institutional medicine has increasingly taken an overtly anti-gun stance in recent years, using the lens of “public health” to discourage patients from exercising their Second Amendment rights. Now an online referral service will help to empower patients by directing them to doctors who will respect their privacy and right to bear arms.
Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership (DRGO) has announced the release of 2ADoc.com, a free online resource that allows medical professionals to sign up and receive patient referrals. The list will not be published, so doctors don’t have to worry about a negative impact on their careers. But patients will be able to receive medical attention without worrying about gun politics becoming an issue.
We applaud DRGO’s efforts on behalf of patients and their Second Amendment rights. We’re also curious to see whether services like this might start to convince doctors that respecting their patients’ privacy on firearms is simply good business.