Whenever we have a new mass shooting, you know what that means. More anti-boomstickery from the left. There’s a new trend of doctors going to war against all things gat. The NRA promptly told them to butt out, unleashing a deluge of butthurt.
Check it out:
Earlier this week the National Rifle Association posted a tweet that criticized doctors for supporting gun control and advised them to “stay in their lane.” Now the doctors are pushing back on Twitter.
“Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane,” the NRA wrote in its tweet on Wednesday. “Half of the articles in Annals of Internal Medicine are pushing for gun control. Most upsetting, however, the medical community seems to have consulted NO ONE but themselves.”
Since the NRA posted that tweet, medical professionals have taken to Twitter to let the powerful gun lobby know that #ThisIsOurLane.
Here’s some of the tweets:
Putting a chest tube into the pleural space of a 20 year old to reinflate her collapsed lung after her domestic partner got mad and drunk and shot her.
— 🔮աɨȶƈɦʏ աօʍǟռ💚 (@gypsysoul214) November 10, 2018
#ThisisMyLane … @NRA Come to the trauma bay; see first-hand what an emergency thoracotomy looks like trying to save a gunshot victim without vital signs. Come with us as we tell a mother her child has died from gun violence. Yup, this is definitely OUR lane. https://t.co/Qb3za76FzR
— Sara Shanahan (@SaraShanahan_MD) November 10, 2018
[email protected] docs should “stay in [our] lane.
My lane is a son shot walking down the street with his mother. I opened his chest and repaired his heart after it stopped, but I couldn't prevent the brain damage from lack of oxygen during CPR#ThisisMyLane . What’s yours?
— Stephanie Bonne (@scrubbedin) November 8, 2018
Just one thing. If they’re truly concerned about saving more lives, maybe these docs should get off the Twitters and focus on committing fewer errors:
A study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine says medical errors should rank as the third leading cause of death in the United States.
Based on an analysis of prior research, the Johns Hopkins study estimates that more than 250,000 Americans die each year from medical errors.
These docs are furious over the 30,000 people who die from gunshot wounds each year. Yet, those same doctors don’t seem all up in arms about the quarter million people who die each year because of their screwups. Seems as though their priorities are out of order.
Don’t get me wrong, people dying from gunshots is unacceptable, unless of course they were homicidal douchenuggets who got what was coming to them. This still doesn’t justify using the Bill of Rights as a rectal cleaning implement.
It’s got to be horrible to try putting a gunshot victim back together. Even so, the docs’ horrible experiences don’t make them authorities on all things boomstick. Yes, they’re entitled to their opinion. No, their opinion doesn’t carry any more weight than anyone else’s.
While we’re on the subject: