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American Medical Association votes nearly a dozen gun regulation policies at annual meeting
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: June 12, 2018 06:26PM

Remember, the real Doc Holliday was a dentist.

Frustrated AMA adopts sweeping policies to cut gun violence
[apnews.com]
CHICAGO (AP) — 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.

AMA delegates voted to adopt several of nearly a dozen gun-related proposals presented by doctor groups that are part of the AMA’s membership. They agreed to:

— Support any bans on the purchase or possession of guns and ammunition by people under 21.

— Back laws that would require licensing and safety courses for gun owners and registration of all firearms.

— Press for legislation that would allow relatives of suicidal people or those who have threatened imminent violence to seek court-ordered removal of guns from the home.

— Encourage better training for physicians in how to recognize patients at risk for suicide.

— Push to eliminate loopholes in laws preventing the purchase or possession of guns by people found guilty of domestic violence, including expanding such measures to cover convicted stalkers.

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.



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Re: American Medical Association votes almost a dozen gun regulation policis at annual meeting
Posted by: hal
Date: June 12, 2018 06:32PM
Someone repost that article from LV where emergency room personnel where confused by the damage caused by the AR15. They expected to see signs of bullets passing through body parts, but instead found total destruction of organs because of the extremely high velocity of the projectiles.
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Re: American Medical Association votes nearly a dozen gun regulation policies at annual meeting
Posted by: TheCaber
Date: June 12, 2018 08:33PM
Not just the velocity, but the bullets tumble end over end as they travel through the body, shredding and liquefying tissue. Exit wounds are massive and victims are likely to bleed out before medical help can be applied.

[www.thetrace.org]

[www.nytimes.com]

[www.wired.com]

A long and gruesome list of search results from [duckduckgo.com]

I'd say 'enjoy' but it sucks as irony.



=TC
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Re: American Medical Association votes nearly a dozen gun regulation policies at annual meeting
Posted by: Acer
Date: June 12, 2018 09:29PM
So you're telling me the AR-15 is not good for hunting, because you don't want to shred the animal, that would reduce the value of the meat or the pelt. You want it to drop as intact as possible.
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Re: American Medical Association votes nearly a dozen gun regulation policies at annual meeting
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: June 13, 2018 08:02AM
Docs: "we are tired of our emergency rooms looking like a freaking war zone"

I agree with them.
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