Obama’s Surgeon General Pick: Guns are a Public Health Issue
Murthy’s organization calls for doctors to interrogate patients about guns in the home
March 11, 2014
Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy, the man Obama wants to be America’s next Surgeon General, is a rabid anti-Second Amendment ideologue who believes firearms ownership is a public health issue. Murthy is the president and co-founder of Doctors for America, an organization that melds healthcare and support for gun control legislation.
Following Sandy Hook and attempts by Obama and Democrats in Congress to impose serious restrictions on the Second Amendment, Doctors for America demanded further erosion of the constitutional right to own a firearm, “including stronger gun laws, making sure doctors can counsel patients about gun safety, and tracking data on gun-related deaths and injuries just like any other public health issue.”
Firearms, according to the organization, are a plague threatening society. “For few other issues would we tolerate this state of affairs. If tens of thousands of Americans died every year of an infectious disease and there was no policy response, there would be a public outcry. If research clearly demonstrated that there were simple solutions to prevent all these deaths and still nothing changed, public health experts would be furious. It is time for us to recognize that we must take action to save thousands of lives and demand change from our politicians.”