Tag: America

In My Lane

It is kind of funny how things get started. A medical publication stated the obvious that guns are a health problem in out society. The NRA hit back with what has become an infamous reply, “Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane.” All I could do is laugh. I have been a trauma surgeon for over 25 years. I have seen the cost of gun violence on our society. I will never forgot telling a beautiful recently married 20-something that her 6’3” mountain of a husband was dead. I was in a room surrounded by 20 or

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A different take on Gun Control

I have been looking for a different take on gun control for a while. Most of the arguments on both sides are old and stale. Australian comedian Jim Jefferies has a different take. I kind of love it! Warning. This guy is raw (with an Australian accent). So if you don’t like the language don’t click on the videos!!! From Vox.com: Australian comedian Jim Jefferies was the victim of a home invasion once. He was tied up and beaten, and his girlfriend was threatened with rape. So you might think he’d sympathize with the idea that Americans want guns to protect

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Violence in America

Tamir Rice was a 12-year-old boy who was playing in a Cleveland, Ohio park with a toy gun. Someone called 911 and reported that a “juvenile” was pointing a gun at passersby and that the gun was probably a toy. Two city police officers named Loehmann and Garmback arrived on the scene in separate cars. Critical information had NOT been related to them: they were not told that Tamir was a child, nor that Tamir appeared to be playing with a toy gun. It appears, however, that within two minutes of arriving on the scene Officer Loehmann had taken out his

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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