Those on the frontlines of health care in communities across the U.S. are well aware of the horrors of gun violence: prehospital care providers, emergency room (ER) doctors, trauma surgeons, nurses, and so many others who have the grave misfortune to see how bullets ravage the human body and soul. The kind of tragedy that once witnessed can’t be unseen.
Perhaps this explains the outrage over a National Rifle Association (NRA) Tweet posted on November 8th that read “Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane. Half of the articles in Annals of Internal Medicine are pushing for gun control. Most upsetting, however, the medical community seems to have consulted NO ONE but themselves.”
Author(s): Mahshid Abir, Brahmajee Nallamothu, Tener Veneema, Richard Serino