AMA backs gun control

| June 13, 2018 | 46 Comments

The Associated Press reports that the American Medical Association has stepped outside their lane and have pressed for increased gun control, ignoring the Second Amendment protections for Americans;

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 organization wants a ban on scary-looking black rifles and universal registration for firearms as a panacea for gun violence, you know, despite the fact that neither has ever affected gun crimes.

Many AMA members are gun owners or supporters, including a doctor from Montana who told delegates of learning to shoot at a firing range in the basement of her middle school as part of gym class. But support for banning assault weapons was overwhelming, with the measure adopted in a 446-99 vote.

“There’s a place to start and this should be it,” Dr. Jim Hinsdale, a San Jose, California, trauma surgeon, said before the vote.

The AMA resolution does offer some good points about detecting suicidal tendencies, but largely it’s the same old gun-grabbing bullshit;

While it is no longer viewed as the unified voice of American medicine, the AMA has more clout with politicians and the public than other doctor groups. It counted more than 243,000 members in 2017, up slightly for the seventh straight year. But it represents less than one-quarter of the nation’s million-plus physicians.

It’s time to deflect questions about your access to guns from your activist family doctor.

Category: Gun Grabbing Fascists

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  1. IDC SARC says:

    Cocksuckers!

  2. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    Another institution that has gone all PC… fucking idiots.

  3. AZtoVA says:

    Meh.

    “The AMA still has more clout — and spends far more on lobbying — than the scores of medical specialty societies and splinter groups that sort doctors by political leanings. But it counts fewer than 25 percent of practicing physicians as members, down from 75 percent in the 1950s.Dec 22, 2016”

  4. Mason says:

    UFB. Firearms are not a medical issue. Why don’t they do something about the opioid crisis medical practitioners helped create?

    • Poetrooper says:

      My niece died of a drug overdose of several types prescription pills written by multiple doctors. One of her principal sources was a former national president of the American Academy of Family Practice.

    • rgr769 says:

      Or better yet, why don’t they start a campaign to deal with the 250,000 plus deaths negligent treatment by the medical profession cause every year. Some say the real numbers exceed 300,000.

  5. OWB says:

    Now they are just meddling. Not a good thing for them to do.

    It would make much more sense for them to support stricter controls on doctoring since in reality docs behaving badly are responsible for far more deaths each year than are scary looking gun owners.

    Or, why are they not calling for more cleanliness in hospitals? Germs there kill thousands upon thousands of people each year and may even be the leading cause of death in this country.

  6. Ex-PH2 says:

    The article does not refer to guns specifically. It says: But support for banning assault weapons was overwhelming, with the measure adopted in a 446-99 vote.

    Okay, just what IS an assault weapon?

    I can make an assault weapon out of a can of wasp spray or a pot of BBQ beans.

    Everything in my house can be turned into an assault weapon if I have to use it that way.

    This is Hoggwash.

    They can sit on a sharpened pencil and rotate.

    • ME,MYSELF&I says:

      Ex-Ph2, wouldn’t a barrel cactus be better?

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      A barrel cactus would be fine, but not everyone has access to one, you see.

      If I still lived in Chicago, and some idjit MD asked me if I feel safe at home, I would never, ever hesitate to ask him what planet he’s living on before I answered that question.

      The gangs in Chicago are completely out of control. There’s a book on it out now, showing how they are spreading through the entire city. Carjackings never took place in Lincoln Park or other ‘safe’ areas until last year and now they are n those ‘safe’ places and all over the place.

      Guns have little to nothing to do with any of this.

      The problem is a universal lawlessness pervading the entire city and the CPD knows it. It has all happened since Rahmbo got the Mayor’s job. A mausoleum temple to bodaprez was more important to him than making the city safe for ordinary citizens.

      So if any doctor or flunkey medic was dumb enough to ask me a question like that, I would ask him/her/it ‘Are you even vaguely aware of the rising rate of violent crime in the city of Chicago, you moron?’

  7. David says:

    My last doc and I discussed this briefly. We agreed I would not practice medicine, too.

  8. Jarhead says:

    This I would expect from at least psych doctors….most all of whom we know are mentally defective to begin with. Having had contact with a few during my lifetime,i.e., dating one’s daughter years ago, to building a second story for rental property on one’s home near Vanderbilt. The latter was out of his mind, and yet diagnosing people with mental health issues. Due to the location of a window in the plans I needed his permission to make a change order requiring the width of a new window to be two inches more narrow to accommodate the casing around the frame. He went on about the issue NOT being two inches, but a matter of reducing the overall window size by 10%. Could go on for hours about the typical nonsense he created, but my point is made.

  9. Sparks says:

    I think they should stick to just a 1950’s style add. Like, “99 out of 100 doctors recommend you don’t get shot. But if you do, see a doctor immediately.”

    Anymore than that, clean up your malpractice issues that kill and maim more than guns in our country each year and then we’ll talk.

  10. JacktheJarhead says:

    Why aren’t they more concerned about their pals in Big Pharma who are paying them to over prescribe drugs to people. How about coming down on “Doctors” who think it is ok to sell prescriptions. I could go on and on, but no, really stick your nose in where it doesn’t belong. As far as telling anyone I own guns, not that I do, they can pound sand. Nope, no scary black rifles here!

  11. FatCircles0311 says:

    More domestic enemies. Fuck’em. You want to talk about a real menacing public health crisis let’s talk about the insane medical malpractice in this country. How about we get some universal mandatory background checks on doctors and their medical malpractice history for pateniets in order to save some actual lives.

  12. Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

    Again these peeps want to ban the famous Sturmgewehr 44. Rifle (storm/assault) Didn’t know Germany was still making them. I think I deleted the email of the number of deaths doctors are responsible for.

  13. 26limabeans says:

    I think a lesson in “this is my rifle and this is my gun” would greatly benefit the AMA.

  14. GDContractor says:

    But Doctors still get to kill people, and get paid for it. Right?

  15. Jon The Mechanic says:

    When I see my doc, I get asked about weapons in the house.

    He gets the same answer, every time. In fact, he quotes it back to me now. It goes like this.

    “Any blunt, edged, or ranged weapons that may or may not be stored in any domicile or mode of transportation owned by anyone residing in my household are stored in accordance with all local, state, and/or federal laws.”

    • rgr769 says:

      I just lie to the flunkey that asks me that after she takes my blood pressure, etc., and tell her I don’t have any “firearms.” Lying to medicos is not against the law, and I find it easier than having the discussion with the doc if he sees I said something other than “no” to the flunkey.

      • Mason says:

        “Do you feel safe at home?”

        No, which is why I have an arsenal of weaponry and thousands of rounds of ammunition.

        Expect the 72 hour hold to be signed before you leave the building.

  16. 5JC says:

    If they were worried about people dying why don’t they do something about the huge expansion in drug overdose deaths due to the over prescription of opiods and benzos?

    The US consumes more opiods than all of the entire rest of the world combined and the AMA says squat about that. In 2016 the number of people that died from overdose was more than 100 times the number of people who died from bullets from “assault weapons”.

  17. RM3(SS) says:

    Which is more deadly, my guns or medical errors? hmmm. NPR (which is decidedly biased) says medical mistakes should rank #3 in cause of death.
    https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/05/03/476636183/death-certificates-undercount-toll-of-medical-errors

    • rgr769 says:

      How about that. Medical eff-ups rank number three as a leading cause of death. Sounds like a bigger crisis in health concerns than firearms, which primarily are used to kill people committing suicide and criminals. Who knew?

  18. DocV says:

    I discuss firearms with my patients all the time.

    We talk about range time, who’s shooting what lately, when the next wild game dinner is,who got a buck opening day, and so on, and so on…

  19. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    How many of the members of the AMA are not even American citizens–or has somebody asked that question here all ready?

  20. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    I’m so old my family doctor was an American of Italian extraction and actually made house calls. He had a black bag and charged my mother $5 per visit to our house. Poor guy dropped deader than a doornail in his 40s while playing golf.

  21. Stephen F. McCartney, M.D. says:

    I joined the AMA in 1990 and the membership was down to 41% of US physicians. My membership ended in a few years when I saw their esteemed AMA Journal Editor destroy his reputation to protect “Slick Willie” Clinton .
    AMA was quick to embrace “Obummercare”.
    I quit long ago. Last I checked the membership was 18%. Going the way of the 8 track
    CAPT Bones USN (ret)

  22. PavePusher says:

    “Deflect”?

    No, you tell them to fuck right off with their shit-tardery unless they can show you an NRA training or instructor certificate, can define ‘assault weapon’, and can explain how an AR-15 is more deadly than a Remington 7600.

  23. Docduracoat says:

    None of the doctors I work with are members of the AMA.
    My entire anesthesia department is a bunch of gun enthusiasts.
    A lot of our Nurses, Orderlies and Techs are people of the gun also.
    I’ve introduced a lot of our staff to target shooting.
    There is an organization called “doctors for responsible gun ownership”
    DRGO is a pro gun group that lobbies against gun bans.
    The AMA does NOT speak for us.

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