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American Medical Association Goes Full Gun-Grabber in New Announcement

The American Medical Association has decided that guns represent a public health crisis and that it is the role of this country’s physicians and health professionals to advocate for left-wing gun control measures. Apparently blind to the dangers of trading their organization’s credibility for a few cheap points with the Democratic Party, the AMA announced Wednesday that it was a certified backer of strict new gun control measures that actually go further than any mainstream politician on the left.

“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,” said AMA president David Barbe. “In emergency rooms across the country, the carnage of gun violence has become a too routine experience. Every day physicians are treating suicide victims, victims of domestic partner violence, and men and women simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. It doesn’t have to be this way, and we urge lawmakers to act.”

What these health professionals believe will be accomplished by this is unclear. Do they really think that conservative Republicans were just waiting around for the prestigious, almighty American Medical Association to weigh in before suddenly turning their backs on their constituents? Do they really believe that America’s pro-Second Amendment gun owners will now follow along with the left’s totalitarian freedom-stomping ideas, just because a bunch of M.D.’s recommended it? No, this is folly and it only serves to politicize yet another organization that didn’t need to be politicized.

Not only is the AMA throwing their weight into this debate, you’ve got to get a load of their policy recommendations. These are as far left as you can get and still pretend you’re having a good-faith debate about the validity of the Second Amendment. They want to enact the following “common sense” measures:

  • Outlaw “assault-type” weapons for both sale and possession.
  • Outlaw possession of ANY firearms by anyone under the age of 21.
  • Implement a national gun registry.
  • Require a special license to own any gun of any kind.
  • Initiate a national gun buyback program.

And much more.

Not only does this announcement degrade the already-tenuous reputation of the American Medical Association, it demonstrates just how little respect the left actually has for those four little words in the Second Amendment: SHALL. NOT. BE. INFRINGED. That doesn’t come as any shock to us, having followed this issue for years and years, but it may come as a surprise to those who thought the AMA was a public health organization and not another wing of the Democratic Party.

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  1. ADA say that? Ok; this is member form the APA, (American Patience Association), most of the drugs we are using are extremely dangerous and will cause death if you miss use or abuse them, all drugs use should be prohibit.
    Case A: I am 71 years and I HAD both hands checking so bad, to the point that was hard for me to sing my name or to key the ATM ID number. I ask the Dr. and he say that it may be part of the age. So… early this month the nurse that come for my wife, ask me if I am taking “Metformin” and since I do she ask me to stop for couple of days and see if that helps. I din’t have to wait two days, the very next day I had an steady hand again and remain the same since.
    Case B: I had rigorously every years the Flu shoot and I had every year the so call “Normal reaction” with Flu symptoms, I secretly stop the Flu Shoot since 2012 and I had no Flu or Flu symptoms since 2013,
    I think that the ADA should work much better in ADA field, and leave the political indoctrination of the Americans, limited to their homes. Pay attentions to the patiences and our health problems.

    • The AMA is wholly owned by the Pharmaceudical industry. Pushing drugs is what makes them billions. Very good that you stopped taking flu shots, they are useless. Every drug has side effects, creating a new set of problems that require more drugs. Good for you that you stopped taking this poison.

    • I had an operation to fuse two vertebra in my neck. The surgery went fine, but the hospital send the wrong medicine home with me. As soon as I took it I went into a coma, had to be flown to St. Mary Corwin Hospital and woke up 3 days later in a full blown hallucination. I have suffered “a brain injury” making it hard for me to keep my balance, can’t always find the word I want, and my spelling suffered greatly. I am a minister so it all these things were necessary for me to do my job. Now the kicker~~ the medicine they sent home with me was listed in my chart that I absolutely COULD NOT take it. It was also on the band around my wrist! And on my file at the Hospital pharmacy! When I tried to sue the surgeon and hospital I was told because it was a University Hospital and belonged to a State College I could not sue them. That’s the AMA and Big Farma…….

    • Case 1: the nurse knew more than the doctor. I am a R.N. and medical missionary and I know more than many doctors, at least when it comes to drugs (and many other things too).

  2. We have heard all of this for 70 years. We have been very patient with this. It is a terrible error to assume,that we will continue to be patient with this.
    WE heard this from Pol Pot, Idi Amin Fidel Castro, Benito Mussolini, Hirohito,Adolph Hitler, Mao Tse Tung, Kim Il Jung. Hugo Chavez, Josef Tito and Josef Staling.
    The above group wanted to ban all weapons, they did, for the safety off the citizenry.
    They did, almost immediately, after achieving that they passed laws that made saying nasty things about the government a crime. This group is responsible for the death of about 220 million people almost always their own citizens
    Then there is another group, democracies, this time.
    This group also banned all weapons for the safety of their citizens.
    Then, in astounding coincidence, they all passed laws making it a crime to say nasty things about the government.
    Australia, Canada, England, France Belgium, Portugal Spain Greece, Italy Germany
    The Founders gave us the BILL OF RIGHTS, then they nailed them to the wall of every government office with the 2nd Amendment. Continuing to trifle with those rights, will lead you to a place where the sun does not shine

  3. DISPITE what people think the AMA has always been a left wing criminal organization it was started by a snake oil salesman in NY .. he helped destroy the great naturopath doctors in our nation the AMA is the Brainwashing arm of the Drug Companies

  4. I do not see doctors. I’m 67. My blood pressure is 108/70. My blood sugar never goes over 70. My eyes are clear. I work 15 to 20 hours a day 7 days a week. In 1991 a doctor stated that my death was imminent. It’s been 27 years. Wonder if that quack is still alive? NOT!!!

  5. Another org. taken over by Soros. You can take your chemo drugs – radiation and stuff it. I’ll go with alternative docs that aren’t blinded AND restricted by the AMA.

  6. Sure Doc, you can have my GUN, Come and take it if you can, I double dare you, oh and don’t mind the bodies at the front door of the ones that came before you.

  7. The American Medical Association is in no way prestigious.
    In no way is it almighty.
    Only about 16% of practicing doctors belong…and many belong because of lowered rates on auto insurance, etc. It has been left wing for so long that doctors who are conservative shun it.
    And the AMA has no business talking about guns. Doctors are not trained on guns, gun safety, types, etc….how are they supposed to interfere with a patient’s preference? A question by a doctor (Florida pediatricians were the worst) about guns is inappropriate, angers some patients, and has some patients leaving that doctor.

    • Only about 17% of the 1.2 million doctors and medical students in the U.S. are members of the AMA. They do have some political clout but that’s about it. Their membership is still shrinking annually.

  8. Guns do NOT kill people, people (NUTTY) people kill people. I do not believe the AMA has ever come out against auto makers or automobiles for killing people…. Hello stupid it is always the person using a weapon that kills…. I thought that when someone went to college that helped increase their intelligence but that is not necessarily the truth. I only have a Bachelors degree. Maybe 4 years of college is enough. No, that is not the case. it is the liberal idiots that make decisions ti swat the the AMA to go up against the gun owners. This really is not about guns this is about spreading liberalism at its worst…..

  9. Guns do NOT kill people, people (NUTTY) people kill people. I do not believe the AMA has ever come out against auto makers or automobiles for killing people…. Hello stupid it is always the person begin any weapon that kills…. I thought that when someone went to college that helped increase their intelligence but that is not necessarily the truth. I only have a Bachelors degree. Maybe 4 years of college is enough. No it is the liberal idiots that make decisions about coming out against guns…………..

  10. Which kills more people every year, firearms or “medical misadventures”?
    Is it any wonder that the AMA would try to distract the American public

  11. Medical industry kills about 300,000 yearly – guns around 10,000, so what should be banned? Yeah, doctors!

  12. I trust the lowly AMA has heard how we Americans feel about their stupid defense of guns confiscation. They need to keep to their medicine and leave the second amendment rights alone.
    “When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.”

  13. when will these idiots realize that a criminal is a criminal,if they are going to rob and kill,why would they worry about the penalty of having a gun. this is all deep state and nwo, if they can get our guns then we would be defenseless to them,because they will have an army that will have guns.8

  14. A couple things, it isn`t the membership of the AMA, but the leadership calling for gun law crap. And yes, the AMA did need to be ‘politicized, as every other institution. This is how death from with-in works. The “left”, if you want to call them that, I call them Communist`s, Is backed by the Communist Party,USA. We absolutely have to tell these people NO. No if`s, and`s or but`s, just NO , plain and simple. The violence will continue and even escalate. Our Republic is not dead yet, but the Communist`s are trying harder than ever. THEIR leaders should be targeted with anti-left letters, Letters to editors,they hate that.

  15. Nearly 18 mos ago I underwent a quad bypass surgery. I was on a considerable dosage of pain relievers for 15 yrs due to a failed back surgery. After the heart surgery during recovery my left lung collapsed 3 times and due to that a a few other complications my total stay was 22 days. What a nightmare! I thought for sure they were trying to kill me. But with the excellent care of nurses who if the Drs had heeded their advice I would not have had to suffer the Drs mistakes. They need to get their own house in order before trying to tell the rest of us how to live our lives.

  16. The AMA is simply another union heavily leaning to the left. In fact fewer than 25 percent of practicing physicians are members. So don’t be suckered into believing medical professionals overwhelmingly agree with this anti-gun nonsense. That’s just usual MSM propaganda. Fact is that I had a physician who regularly came out to use my practice shooting range every week for years before he moved on to another hospital.

  17. I think guns are NOT the business of the AMA who pushes the very drugs that are killing millions of innocent people every year in exchange for pay-offs from Big Pharma. Doctors who prescribe Opioids without limit, who feed Ritalin to our kids, which happens to be the most common drug found in the systems of youth who go on shooting sprees. Doctors who “SELL” prescriptions, tear unborn babies from the womb, perform unnecessary surgeries, and are guilty of malpractice more often than Hillary lies. Oh, there ARE good and Constitutional Docs out there, but the ones who support these Communistic Gun Laws are hypocritical scum. If your Doctor asks if you own guns, find another Doctor who doesn’t.

  18. And you are so smart!!! I recommend you to change the hand you are using to wipe your rear hole, you are full of that!!!

  19. It is not a gun issue. It is, however, a mental health and morality issue. Weapons have been around for hundreds of years but the sickness of mass murder like we see today is recent. Some people seem to think that it id ok to just kill anyone they don’t like. If you don’t have a gun, there are many alternatives available. So banning guns will not have any effect except not allowing the law abiding a chance of self defense.

  20. Working as a Police Officer, I was stabbed in my left lunge and had to go to the Hospital. They put a chest tube into my lunge to drain it. They put it in wrong and tore my lunge. Instead of correcting their mistake, the doctor just let it go. The tube I had my in was collapsing my lung and I lay awake two days and three nights fighting for air. During last night the nurse’s were tsking my blood pressure every ten minutes. I finally ask one if anything was wrong. She said your blood presure is very high. I ask how high, she said you don’t want to know. I told her that I took lasix and that would help. She said the doctor left orders, no medications. The head nurse apparently thought she had to violate orders to save my life. After the medication, my BP dropped to almost normal. The next day the doctor came in and screamed at the nurse. I was told that she wss going to be fired and turned into the AMA for violating his orders.The next time the doctor came into my room, I told him to take the tupe out of my chest. I told him that I contacted my lawyer and if he fired my nurse I was going to sue him. I also told him to save my x-rays for court. He decided not to fire the nurse. She sent me a Christmas card. For two years my lung hurt especially when I coughed. I could never get enough air in my lunges. About fifteen years later I had a triple bi-pass. The doctors also found my left lung was blowing bubbles. I had a hole or a slit in my lung. I never had to sue but I should have. I still can’t sleep on my left side.

  21. Well, I haven’t been actively supporting AMA. Now, I certainly will not be. IT’S their job to represent physicians, NOT DNC talking points. I will NOT be changing my attitude, nor actions, d/t AMA position on Second Amendment.

  22. This is like the Catholic Church complaining about how illegals kids are being treated while they are abusing kids worldwide. The AMA should pay more attention to their own house and according to the latest count “Their analysis, published in the BMJ on Tuesday, shows that “medical errors” in hospitals and other health-care facilities are incredibly common and may now be the third-leading cause of death in the United States — claiming 251,000 lives every year, more than respiratory disease, accidents, stroke and Alzheimer’s.”. “15,549 people were killed by guns in the United States in 2017, according to data collected by Gun Violence Archive (GVA), a nonprofit organization that tracks media and law enforcement reports of shootings.”. When lousy doctors are killing 16 times more than guns in America they should shut the hell up until they fix their problems.

  23. Every year the posions and chemicals they call meds take many more lives than guns it’s a recorded fact. When they opened their mouth to say what they did about guns they simply made a fool of themselves.

  24. The American Medical Association has decided that guns represent a public health crisis. These morons are totally stupid. First if a person does not have a way to protect ourselves millions will die by the hands of illegals and radical muslim who will use whatever means they can get their hands on to do so.

    That commonsense 101, you idiotic imbeciles thanks to the total incompetence and Anti-American treason of the Washington DC demo-asses.

  25. Author, Jeanne Lenzer.

    Lenzer refers to a report by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices: “It [the report] calculated that in 2011 prescription drugs were associated with two to four million people in the US experiencing ‘serious, disabling, or fatal injuries, including 128,000 deaths.'”

    The report called this “one of the most significant perils to humans resulting from human activity.”
    And here is the final dagger. The report was compiled by outside researchers who went into the FDA’s own database of “serious adverse [medical-drug] events.”
    Therefore, to say the FDA isn’t aware of this finding would be absurd. The FDA knows. The FDA knows and it isn’t saying anything about it, because the FDA certifies, as safe and effective, all the medical drugs that are routinely maiming and killing Americans.

  26. Author, Jeanne Lenzer.

    Lenzer refers to a report by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices: “It [the report] calculated that in 2011 prescription drugs were associated with two to four million people in the US experiencing ‘serious, disabling, or fatal injuries, including 128,000 deaths.'”

    The report called this “one of the most significant perils to humans resulting from human activity.”
    And here is the final dagger. The report was compiled by outside researchers who went into the FDA’s own database of “serious adverse [medical-drug] events.”

    Therefore, to say the FDA isn’t aware of this finding would be absurd. The FDA knows. The FDA knows and it isn’t saying anything about it, because the FDA certifies, as safe and effective, all the medical drugs that are routinely maiming and killing Americans.

  27. Before the vaunted AMA goes about meddling in things it known little to nothing about, they should make a LEGITIMATE attempt to clean up their own house. Here I refer to the number of patients who die as a result of what is politely known as Medical Misadventure. Interestingly, the vaunted AMA appears unable or unwilling, perhaps both, to so perform. One wonders as to WHY. Physician, heal thyself comes to mind. How come it seems to escape the attention of the AMA??

  28. The AMA should stick to medicine and stay out of politics, their false statement that guns are a health crisis, this is not true the people that use guns in a crime are the health crisis.

  29. The AMA evidently doesn’t believe freedom and private property rights are important. Would they be concerned if their scalpels and forceps were deemed dangerous and therefore unlawful? For educated people, they have overlooked the rights of Americans to jump on the altruistic bandwagon of the Democrats and assume they are doing the right thing. This is the false alternative that produced despots and tyranny worldwide. A semester of history should be included in their training.

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