American Medical Association takes a stand against gun violence


Jim Watson/AFP

❝ With frustration mounting over lawmakers’ inaction on gun control, the American Medical Association on Tuesday pressed for a ban on assault weapons and came out against arming teachers as a way to fight what it calls a public health crisis.

At its annual policymaking meeting, the nation’s largest physicians group bowed to unprecedented demands from doctor-members to take a stronger stand on gun violence — a problem the organizations says is as menacing as a lethal infectious disease.

The action comes against a backdrop of recurrent school shootings, everyday street violence in the nation’s inner cities, and rising U.S. suicide rates.

❝ “We as physicians are the witnesses to the human toll of this disease,” Dr. Megan Ranney, an emergency-medicine specialist at Brown University, said at the meeting.

RTFA. Nice to see a leading body of successful, well-educated professionals stand in responsible commitment to fighting a social disaster. Ain’t always the case.

One thought on “American Medical Association takes a stand against gun violence

  1. Endgamer says:

    “Banks, corporate America threatening 2nd Amendment, gun industry says” (The Washington Times – Sunday, June 24, 2018) https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jun/24/banks-corporate-america-threatening-second-amendme/ Note: Started by Unification Church founder Sun Myung Moon, the Church has pumped over $1.7 billion into the Washington Times to keep it afloat. https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/The_Washington_Times
    American Outdoor Brands, the gun maker that owns the iconic Smith & Wesson line of firearms, reported plunging sales and blamed “social activists” for the decline. (CNNMoney 6/21/18) http://money.cnn.com/2018/06/20/news/companies/american-outdoor-brands-earnings/index.html The company said Wednesday after the close that quarterly sales dropped 25% compared to the fourth quarter of last year, and profit plummeted more than 70%. Sales for the full year were down 33% from the year before, and profit plunged 84%. The stock price for American Outdoor Brands (AOBC) dropped 6% on Thursday.

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