American Medical Association asks for ban on assault weapons



The American Medical Association wants to outlaw assault weapons but they are also against arming teachers. The AMA has called the recent gun violence, in schools and around the country a, "public health crisis." The group apparently gave in to an...
"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 ban of assault weapons in the U.S. today should be a given based on the number of school children killed by one of these weapons in 2018 alone. Kids all over the country are expressing their fear of going to school because they are afraid they will be the next victim. Just a couple of years ago some youngsters were scared to face the school bully. That bully has now decided to arm himself and wipe out as many as 44 students.

Dr. David O. Barbe, AMA’s immediate past president said...
“People are dying of gun violence in our homes, churches, schools, on street corners and at public gatherings, and it’s important that lawmakers, policy leaders and advocates on all sides seek common ground to address this public health crisis. In emergency rooms across the country, the carnage of gun violence has become a too routine experience... It doesn’t have to be this way, and we urge lawmakers to act.”
Do you know that there have been nearly as many US mass shootings as days in 2018? There have been 101 including the recent massacre in Santa Fe, Texas, which screams the fact that we can no longer look at this kind of event and just say it is only a small part of the total gun violence.

There were twelve new policies proposed by the AMA which included...
"taking guns away from those considered at risk of committing violence, expanding domestic violence restraining orders to include dating partners, recognizing the role of firearms in suicides, and opposing President Donald Trump’s recent suggestion that schoolteachers should be armed."
Dr. Megan Raney, an emergency-medicine specialist at Brown University, also called the siege of gun violence a "disease," and spoke of the human toll she and other emergency room doctors witnessed. There will be at least 11,000 people killed in firearm assaults in the U.S. in 2018. Will you be one of them?

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