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  •  had to get this bit in (15+ / 0-)
    Universal background checks, assault weapons bans and bans on high capacity-ammunition magazines all won wide support from the doctors, he said.

    And they wanted to keep party politics out of it. “But it is reasonable for physicians and professional health workers to be allowed to discuss this,” Dworkin said.

    “We are talking about a registry of injuries,” he added. After the Sept. 11 attacks, public health officials started a registry of illnesses among people exposed to toxic dust as the World Trade Centers collapsed. There needs to be something similar for firearms injuries, the group agreed. “It’s a public health issue,” Dworkin says.

    Dworkin, himself a blogger for the Daily Kos, says members of the group want to speak publicly – at hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee, for instance.

    "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

    by Greg Dworkin on Thu Feb 28, 2013 at 05:16:33 AM PST

    •  It just staggers my mind: literally I cannot grasp (5+ / 0-)
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      WHY one would want to suppress any sort of fact, unless, of course, it negatively impacts one's agenda.

      It's just evil to conspire to prevent DOCTORS from discussing HOME HAZARDS with people, especially households with kids.

      It's just wrong.

      The idea you have to have an act of Congress to pave the way for it is even wronger.

      The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

      by xxdr zombiexx on Thu Feb 28, 2013 at 05:26:57 AM PST

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    •  I sincerely hope you and the other members (0+ / 0-)

      of the group do get the opportunity to speak before a Senate Judiciary Committee.

      The idea of a registry of firearm injuries is brilliant!  Makes good sense and I'd bet the totals produced would be staggering.  

      As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

      by JaxDem on Thu Feb 28, 2013 at 05:29:12 AM PST

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    •  But they don't want us to know because then (1+ / 0-)
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      xxdr zombiexx

      We would have the info to fix things. In ignorance there is control & anarchy.

      People own guns for protection. I get that. People also make themselves criminals every dat by shooting themselves or someone else by mistake or on purpose.

      We have anarchy, and it is winning.

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