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Doctors stand up to NRA officials who say they should “stay in their lane”

Earlier this week, the National Rifle Association wrote a tweet that criticized doctors to support pistol control and urged them…

Earlier this week, the National Rifle Association wrote a tweet that criticized doctors to support pistol control and urged them to “stay in their lane”. Now the doctor is pushing back on Twitter.

“Someone should tell self-weighted anti-pistol seekers to stay in their lane” wrote NRA in its tweet on Wednesday. “Half of the articles in Annals of Internal Medicine are pushing for pistol control. Most disturbances are, however, that medical society seems to have heard NOW but themselves.”

Since NRA wrote that tweet, physicians have gone to Twitter to let the mighty gunman know that #ThisIsOurLane.






The Fear of Medical Society Against NRA’s Tweet was not limited to #ThisIsOurLane hashtag . The common theme was that these doctors should regularly deal with victims of violence and are therefore sufficiently qualified at both professional and moral levels to support legislation on arms control.





A San Francisco-based forensic pathologist, Dr Judy Melinek, was interviewed by The Guardian for a tweet As she wrote, condemned the NRA’s position that physicians need to support pistol control talks.

“I was just so annoyed,” Melinek explained. “I was so angry, hence the ugly language. Here I went and started working for a case involving a sore wound. I had someone else earlier in the week. And I was just so annoyed that someone would drop a doctor who tries everybody a day to try to save people’s lives. “

She later added:” We are not against the second amendment. What we oppose is not to investigate, do not put efforts to investigate and not fund the funding to investigate what which can be used to prevent violent crime and death, whether it’s trigger lock, security, training or the idea of ​​assuring insurance and having people insurance for their weapons is used to killing someone else. We need to have the research and we have to have the data to back up it, and right now it’s not happening. “

The summary of the American College of Physicians paper that emerged from the NRA’s ir e clearly revealed that it approached violence violence as a public health problem. 19659016] “Fires of violence continue to be a public health crisis in the United States that requires the immediate attention of the nation,” explains the abstract. “ACP is concerned about not only the alarming number of mass shifts in the United States but also the daily road to violence in towns, homes, workplaces, and public and private locations across the country. The policy recommendations in this document build upon, strengthen and expand it current ACP policy approved by the Board in April 2014, based on an analysis of the methods proposed by the evidence will be effective in reducing deaths and injuries from violence-related violence. The ACP has long advocated policies to reduce the rate of firearms and deaths in the United States, once again urges its members, non-members, nonphysician clinicians, politicians and the public to take action on this important issue. “

Matthew Rozsa

Matthew Rozsa is a breaking newswriter for Salon. He holds an MA in history from Rutgers University-Newark and is an ABD in his doctorate program in history at Lehigh University. His work has appeared in Mic, Quartz and MSNBC.
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