"Physicians" at it again - anti gun violence assertions

Discussion in 'In the News' started by UtiPossidetis, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. UtiPossidetis

    UtiPossidetis American

    This just in from MedPage Today:

    "ORLANDO -- The epidemic of violence in the U.S. needs to be seen as a public health issue -- rather than a law enforcement issue -- and treated accordingly, experts said here.

    People need to use a new lens to "look at this problem in a new way," said Gary Slutkin, MD, CEO of Cure Violence, a non-profit organization in Chicago aimed at reducing violence by treating it as a health issue.. "Can we see a person who does violence differently -- can we see that person as having a health problem, an untreated health problem?"

    Slutkin shared his views during a panel presentation at the annual meeting of the Association of Health Care Journalists."

  2. Feral

    Feral Active Member

    "Physicians" at it again - anti gun violence assertions

    Actually...I didn't see anything overtly antigun.

    They actually called it for what is is: violence. They didn't specify gun violence.

    He did mention how some people resort to gun violence at one point but never went so far as to suggest political action.

    I wouldn't call it antigun. It's not progun either, but it's refreshing to see something medically related that's not openly demonizing guns.

  3. Verbal101

    Verbal101 Active Member

    Slutkin? The guy has a slur against his mother built right into his name.
  4. UtiPossidetis

    UtiPossidetis American

    Sorry, it has to be put into context. The pushes to outlaw guns are dying and physicians groups, while more and more rabidly anti-freedom, are not run by stupid people. They have shifted, by and large, to incremental and overtly reasonable seeming arguments over the past 4 months (wonder why). This just fits that pattern but comes from MedPage which has pushed anti-gun articles, initiatives, and advocated for anti-2A legislation. Slutkin himself appears to genuinely want to leave the 2A issues to the side, but others like the U.S. Conference of Mayors are bundling it with anti-gun initiatives in order to give those the cover of a research supported epidemiological approach.
  5. CoffeeMate

    CoffeeMate Junior Butt Warmer

    As we all know and have stated repeatedly... Gun violence is a violence problem, not a gun problem.