Posted November 30, 2018 7:00 pm by Comments

By Tom Knighton

I’ve stayed out of the whole mess between a group of physicians and the National Rifle Association.

In case you missed it, the NRA told doctors to “stay in their lane” when it comes to guns. A number of doctors responded by posting gory photos of themselves to argue that gun control was their lane.

It was a thing, but then it died down. Now, The Post and Courier is wading into it with an editorial, but in the process, it points out the problem with the doctors’ positions.

Guns aren’t necessarily related to public health. They’re inanimate objects. But bullet holes in people who have been shot by people with guns are very much a health concern.

And considering that more than 100,000 people in the United States are injured or killed by firearms in an average year, according to the National Institutes of Health, gun violence is a problem with which many health professionals are too intimately acquainted.

That’s why it was so galling for the National Rifle Association to tweet out criticism of medical research on gun violence earlier this month, saying “someone should tell self-important, anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane.”

Doctors responded with graphic, bloody photos demonstrating …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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