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Wed Jun 13, 2018, 08:07 AM

American Medical Association endorses gun control

Source: Axios



Sam Baker1 hour ago


The American Medical Association has formally ó and overwhelmingly ó endorsed a slate of gun control measures, calling gun violence a public health crisis.

Why it matters: The AMA isnít as powerful as it once was. But in the uphill climb to frame gun violence as a public health issue, having the AMA on board certainly canít hurt.

According to AP, the policies the AMA endorsed at its annual policy meeting yesterday include:

Banning gun sales to people younger than 21.

Requiring safety training along with licensing and registration.

Expanding limits on gun ownership ó for example, allowing families of potentially suicidal people to seek a court order removing guns from their possession.


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Reply American Medical Association endorses gun control (Original post)
DonViejo Jun 2018 OP
Dorn Jun 2018 #1
lagomorph777 Jun 2018 #2
ehrnst Jun 2018 #3
IronLionZion Jun 2018 #4
GeorgeGist Jun 2018 #6
AwakeAtLast Jun 2018 #7
BobTheSubgenius Jun 2018 #11
IrishEyes Jun 2018 #5
samir.g Jun 2018 #8
workinclasszero Jun 2018 #9
truthisfreedom Jun 2018 #10

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 08:40 AM

1. What will they do next, tell us to stop smoking!

To paraphrase Hillary : Guns should be safe, legal, and rare

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 09:10 AM

2. That's gonna eat into their profit margin.

So I'm all the more impressed. For once they want to be on the right side of history.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 09:11 AM

3. Get ready for the NRA to start talking about how big Pharma, and

a bunch of wealthy doctors want to run your life.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 09:13 AM

4. NRA members should boycott medical treatment to protest this

especially after they shoot themselves in the foot.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 10:13 AM

6. Great idea!

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 10:13 AM

7. +1000! n/t

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 11:26 AM

11. As soon as I read the headline, I had the same thought...

...and wondered if anyone had already posted it. Good on ya!

And, I must admit, I didn't think of the " shoot themselves in the foot" part.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 09:59 AM

5. That is great

I hope more organizations formally endorse gun control.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 10:34 AM

8. Good!

Medical professionals versus psychos and hayseeds

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 10:41 AM

9. Pointy headed librul leftists who hate freedum no doubt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 11:04 AM

10. Public health crisis is right.

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