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 Post subject: NRA vs. Doctors
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:37 am 
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Let's see, corporate mouthpiece for the gun industry vs. trained physicians who actually care about human life. Who do I side with? Decisions, decisions.

Warning: if you're queasy at the sight of blood, watch out for the photos in the article. I won't embed them here, but they make their point.

NRA VS DOCTORS PART 2: DOCS FIGHT BACK WITH PHOTOS OF THEM STAYING IN 'THEIR LANE'
https://www.newsweek.com/nra-vs-doctors ... ne-1212579

Some medical professionals blatantly told the National Rifle Association to get out of their way and quit rubbernecking. Just days after the NRA told the medical community to "stay in their own lane" when it comes to gun control, the doctors and nurses poked back. And the images weren't pretty.

In a small timeframe surrounding the Thousand Oaks, Calif., bar shooting last week, the NRA replied to an American College of Physicians paper that outlined the rise of gun violence in America.

Several hours before 12 people were shot and killed at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif., on Thursday morning, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention produced more numbers that show gun deaths are on the rise. CDC also calls for doctors to continue helping protect patients from the dangers of firearms in America.

In its flagship publication, the American College of Physicians (ACP) introduced several new data about rising gun violence.

“We need to ask our patients about firearms, counsel them on safe firearm behaviors, and take further action when an imminent hazard is present,” wrote Dr. Garen Wintemute, of the Violence Prevention Research Program at the University of California Davis Medical Center.

The NRA sniped back with a tweet, telling the docs to “stay in their lane.”

“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,” the NRA tweeted.

The doctors responded with emergency room photos that tell their story without needing to say any words, but the docs and nurses chimed in anyway.

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Physicians are supposed to respond to epidemics. Corporate lobbies should stay in THEIR freaking lane.

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 Post subject: Re: NRA vs. Doctors
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Doctors, nurses, medical techs, first responders, etc.. are the ones who have to deal with the cleaning-up of humans damaged by gunshot wounds. While the NRA sells the fantasy of making a gun owner feel like a superhero they ignore the results of what their gun culture mentality actually is; it's a death cult allowing, encouraging, and applauding them every time there is a shooting while absolving themselves of any culpability. As long as they're raking in their blood money they'll leave the "clean-up on aisle 4" to the doctors, nurses, medical techs, first responders, etc.. who have deal with the aftermath of a shooting. The NRA doesn't respond to the scene where a person is shot. NRA doesn't staunch the bleeding until the victim can get to the hospital. The NRA doesn't operate on the shooting victim to save the victim's life. The NRA doesn't provide them care until the victim can leave the hospital. The NRA doesn't provide the victim rehabilitation in the hospital or after they leave the hospital. The NRA doesn't break the news to the next-of-kin when the victim died. The NRA doesn't help the family with the burial of the victim. The NRA doesn't help the family and friends of the victim with their grief. The only thing the NRA cares for is raking in the money.

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 Post subject: Re: NRA vs. Doctors
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The folks at the NRA show no sign of evolving. Down that path lies extinction. :|

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 Post subject: Re: NRA vs. Doctors
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:19 pm 
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A lot of money and personpower spent on treating gunshot victims as well wonder what the "savings" would be if most of that were cut out.

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 Post subject: Re: NRA vs. Doctors
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A lot of money and personpower spent on treating gunshot victims as well wonder what the "savings" would be if most of that were cut out.


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https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct- ... story.html


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