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    American Medical Association Calls for More Gun Control

    The measures, which the group called "common-sense," include outlawing not only the sale of what the group referred to as "assault-type" weapons but also their possession, outlawing the possession of any firearms by adults under 21 years old, a national gun registry, requiring a license to own any firearms, and gun buyback programs among a number of other proposals. The group also called for a ban on the possession of bump-fire stocks, stated its opposition to teachers being allowed to carry firearms in schools, and stated its opposition to national concealed-carry reciprocity. The group also called for the passage of a law which would bar those convicted of domestic violence offenses from owning guns even though federal law already includes such a provision.

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    Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership, a group of pro-gun physicians, said the AMA's new positions amounted to "overtly agenda-driven political posturing."

    "There is nothing ‘common-sense' about agitating for depriving 330 million people of their fundamental human rights of due process, advocating for creating a category of second-class citizens (18 to 20 year old "non-adults"), apparent confiscation of property used to exercise a constitutional right (in order to enforce a ban on possession), advocating for policies equivalent to poll taxes (proficiency testing, etc.—whose only purpose is to be an obstacle to exercising a fundamental right), and policies that have been historically proven to create more victims and carnage, not less (gun-free zones, no concealed carry)," Arthur Z. Przebinda, M.D., project director at Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership, told the Free Beacon. "What is worrisome, however, is that this action flies in the face of the principles of physicians being nonpaternalistic consultants. Instead, with this vote, the AMA is revealing itself to be a group of busy-body control freaks either ignorant of, or outright rejecting, principles of human rights, self-determination and liberty. It's a massive scale boundary violation."

    American Medical Association Calls for More Gun Control Including Gun Bans, Confiscation
    We’re tempted to suggest a conspiracy here — but it’s just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply can’t conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

    “Moral precepts are constant through the ages and not obedient to circumstances.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by GURPS View Post
    The measures, which the group called "common-sense," include outlawing not only the sale of what the group referred to as "assault-type" weapons but also their possession, outlawing the possession of any firearms by adults under 21 years old, a national gun registry, requiring a license to own any firearms, and gun buyback programs among a number of other proposals. The group also called for a ban on the possession of bump-fire stocks, stated its opposition to teachers being allowed to carry firearms in schools, and stated its opposition to national concealed-carry reciprocity. The group also called for the passage of a law which would bar those convicted of domestic violence offenses from owning guns even though federal law already includes such a provision.

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    Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership, a group of pro-gun physicians, said the AMA's new positions amounted to "overtly agenda-driven political posturing."

    "There is nothing ‘common-sense' about agitating for depriving 330 million people of their fundamental human rights of due process, advocating for creating a category of second-class citizens (18 to 20 year old "non-adults"), apparent confiscation of property used to exercise a constitutional right (in order to enforce a ban on possession), advocating for policies equivalent to poll taxes (proficiency testing, etc.—whose only purpose is to be an obstacle to exercising a fundamental right), and policies that have been historically proven to create more victims and carnage, not less (gun-free zones, no concealed carry)," Arthur Z. Przebinda, M.D., project director at Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership, told the Free Beacon. "What is worrisome, however, is that this action flies in the face of the principles of physicians being nonpaternalistic consultants. Instead, with this vote, the AMA is revealing itself to be a group of busy-body control freaks either ignorant of, or outright rejecting, principles of human rights, self-determination and liberty. It's a massive scale boundary violation."

    American Medical Association Calls for More Gun Control Including Gun Bans, Confiscation
    I don't know how many Doctors belong to this Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership group.
    Is this a fringe movement?
    What percentage of Doctors belong?

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    Dear AMA:

    You doctors only think you're God; you're not really. And you may NOT take away our rights under the Constitution because you think you're the boss of everybody.
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    How Many Die from Medical Mistakes in U.S. Hospitals?

    An updated estimate says it could be at least 210,000 patients a year, more than twice the number in a frequently quoted Institute of Medicine report

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/a...-us-hospitals/

    All homicides

    Number of deaths: 17,793
    Deaths per 100,000 population: 5.5

    Firearm homicides

    Number of deaths: 12,979
    Deaths per 100,000 population: 4.0


    https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/homicide.htm

    Seems to me Doctors are more dangerous than guns ever could be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle View Post
    How Many Die from Medical Mistakes in U.S. Hospitals?

    An updated estimate says it could be at least 210,000 patients a year, more than twice the number in a frequently quoted Institute of Medicine report

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/a...-us-hospitals/

    All homicides

    Number of deaths: 17,793
    Deaths per 100,000 population: 5.5

    Firearm homicides

    Number of deaths: 12,979
    Deaths per 100,000 population: 4.0


    https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/homicide.htm

    Seems to me Doctors are more dangerous than guns ever could be.
    The AMA should make an effort to improve medical practices and stay out of the gun argument.
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