The American Medical Association Hides its Own Failures by Pushing Gun Control

The American Medical Association is jumping on board the gun control bandwagon by organizing a massive push to lobby lawmakers to enact stricter gun laws. Among some of these proposals is a ban on so-called assault weapons, high capacity magazines, licensing and registration of all firearms, and laws which prohibit anyone under the age of twenty-one from purchasing any type of weapon. Currently, people under twenty-one are already prohibited from owning handguns. These new proposals, mirroring Florida’s new gun control measures, would make purchasing any type of rifle or shotgun illegal by anyone under the age of twenty-one. Imagine the hypocrisy of such laws, eighteen-year-olds fight for our freedom only to be denied the freedoms they believe they are fighting for. The Second Amendment was written to guarantee everyone’s inalienable right to self-defense. The American Medical Association has no authority to offer policy initiatives on this subject. The American Medical Association is attempting to present gun ownership as a public health crisis. This began under President Obama’s Surgeon General Vivek Murthy . Murthy is responsible for organizing a group called Doctors for Obama and helped lobby Congress for the passage of Obamacare. This group has already pressed for these gun control laws under the misguided notion that banning guns is a part of medicine and would result in a healthier America. While labeling gun ownership as a public health crisis may seem far-fetched to some, the fact is that conservatism has been labeled as a potential mental illness for […]

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