Just hours before the deadly shooting in Thousand Oaks, California, the NRA tweeted out an angry rebuttal of a position paper authored by the American College of Physicians.
The paper in question wrestled with how to reduce gun injuries in the US, and called for a “multifaceted and comprehensive approach to reducing firearm violence that is consistent with the Second Amendment.”
The NRA blasted the paper, telling doctors to “stay in their lane.”
Doctors quickly pushed back, saying that gun violence is very much their business, since they’re the ones who stop the bleeding and save lives after people get shot.
One doctor asked, “where are you when I’m having to tell all those families their loved one has died?”
The National Rifle Association (NRA), the most powerful gun lobby in the country, is under fire from doctors for a Tweet that many are calling insensitive and ill-reasoned.
On Wednesday, just hours before a gunman stormed into a bar in California and killed 12 people, the NRA went after the American College of Physicians on Twitter for writing about policies that could reduce the number of deaths and injuries from firearms.
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Source:: Businessinsider – Politics