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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Health Care Providers And Researchers Have An Obligation To Expose The Horrors of Gun Violence

Health Care Providers And Researchers Have An Obligation To Expose The Horrors of Gun Violence

On the heals of a shooting in an emergency room at a Chicago  Hospital 
the NRA has criticized doctors for making guns a public health issue. 

An emergency room physician was mortally wounded along with two other persons. 

NRA told 'anti-gun doctors' to 'stay in their lane' hours before mass shooting


The tweet was published hours before a hooded gunman killed 12 people at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California.
"Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane," the tweet read, specifically calling out the Annals of Internal Medicine. The controversial tweet linked to an article critical of medical papers that advocate for gun control.

Those on the frontlines of health care in communities across the U.S. are well aware of the horrors of gun violence: prehospital care providers, emergency room (ER) doctors, trauma surgeons, nurses, and so many others who have the grave misfortune to see how bullets ravage the human body and soul.  The kind of tragedy that once witnessed can’t be unseen.
Perhaps this explains the outrage over a National Rifle Association (NRA) Tweet posted on November 8th that read “Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane. Half of the articles in Annals of Internal Medicine are pushing for gun control. Most upsetting, however, the medical community seems to have consulted NO ONE but themselves.”

Reducing Firearm Injuries and Deaths in the United States: A Position Paper From the American College of Physicians 

The article is based upon a peer reviewed article from the American College of Physicians. along with a number of suitable references from other professional sources.




Health Care Providers And Researchers Have An Obligation To Expose The Horrors of Gun Violence: Health Care Providers And Researchers Have An Obligation To Expose The Horrors of Gun Violence

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