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Doctors want to treat gun ownership like a "social disease!"
Coach is Right ^ | 8/13/2012 | Doug Book

Posted on 08/13/2012 10:13:15 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax

“We live in a society saturated with guns and need better ways of preventing harm from them,” says a doctor who believes the federal government must take a “public health” approach to gun ownership in the United States. (1)

Dr. Garen Wintemute, director of the University of California’s Violence Prevention Research Program likens the dangers inherent in owning a gun to those involved in driving a car. “Highway safety measures, product changes and driving laws…slashed deaths from car crashes decades ago…” says the doctor.

And just as it “…wasn’t enough…to curb [highway] deaths by trying to make people better drivers…it isn’t enough to tackle gun violence by...

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TOPICS: Government; Health/Medicine; Politics; Science
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; guncrime; guns; liberalism

1 posted on 08/13/2012 10:13:20 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Oldpuppymax
The money quote was not about gun ownership. It was about gun violence. Big difference.

And besides...

“Highway safety measures, product changes and driving laws…slashed deaths from car crashes decades ago…” says the doctor.

One must pass a driver's education course to get a driver's license.
Why is it unreasonable to expect prospective gun owners pass a gun safety and usage course?

Because gun control isn't about guns. It's about control.

2 posted on 08/13/2012 10:20:35 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.)
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To: Oldpuppymax

No Dr. Dimwit, we live in a society soaked in sex and we need to figure out how to become more morally straight


3 posted on 08/13/2012 10:23:32 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

While I agree with you, it’s also a fact that liberals always ignore: The Second Amendment is a RIGHT, you do not need instruction in the exercise of rights any more than you can be compelled to exercise it. This is the same as saying, you have to have an education to vote, the lack of which is how we got Obama and the Democrats running the country. The expectation is that those who exercise a right would do so with common sense, not government control.


4 posted on 08/13/2012 10:25:16 AM PDT by JMS
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To: Oldpuppymax

Dr. Wintemute should reconsider. I’d argue the greatest social disease is liberalism, and the culture of entitlement/dependance is breeds.

We have plenty of guns here where I live. And I also argue that widespread knowledge of that helps make for a more peaceful society (i.e. less likely to steal, less likely to assault, etc.).


5 posted on 08/13/2012 10:26:44 AM PDT by Made In The USA (Can we cut the BS and just say it like it is?)
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To: Oldpuppymax

Garen Wintemute is a 1960’s looking hippie who hates guns and facts in equal proportions and he’s also an attention whore who rolls out these idiotic press releases of his whenever he’s not getting enough attention at home.

And he’s on the public payroll at UC Davis.


6 posted on 08/13/2012 10:32:54 AM PDT by MeganC (The Cinemark theatre in Aurora, CO is a 'Gun Free Zone'. Spread the word.)
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To: Oldpuppymax

I really like my doctor, but if he asked me if I had guns I would politely inform him that isn’t any of his business, and if he persisted he would lose me as a patient. I don’t think he would ask though.


7 posted on 08/13/2012 10:35:23 AM PDT by Kenton
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To: MeganC

UC Davis!

Hippie central


8 posted on 08/13/2012 10:35:38 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Oldpuppymax

Refuse to answer when your physician asks about guns in the household.


9 posted on 08/13/2012 10:37:00 AM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: yldstrk

I am a doctor...I think doctors like doctor wintemute are a “social disease”.


10 posted on 08/13/2012 10:38:13 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: DLfromthedesert

I can’t trust the medical judgment of a physician who is unable to distinguish between guns and bacteria ...


11 posted on 08/13/2012 10:41:11 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Oldpuppymax
Gun clip = Gun clap?

Anyone who fears guns in the hands of the common man has a very low opinion of the common man.

12 posted on 08/13/2012 10:41:43 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (All Y'all White Peoples is racist!)
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To: ArrogantBustard

“I can’t trust the medical judgment of a physician who is unable to distinguish between guns and bacteria ...

...or between my rights to privacy and his need to know.


13 posted on 08/13/2012 10:53:03 AM PDT by CodeToad (History says our end is near.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Because the Constitution doesn’t say that the right to own a car shall not be infringed.


14 posted on 08/13/2012 11:05:49 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: Made In The USA

“I’d argue the greatest social disease is liberalism”

And the greatest personal threat is political correctness.


15 posted on 08/13/2012 11:12:56 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: DLfromthedesert

Maybe we can “marry” our guns ;-)


16 posted on 08/13/2012 11:21:58 AM PDT by Claytonbridge
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To: Oldpuppymax

Can someone here post a link to the numbers of people killed by doctors vs. guns?


17 posted on 08/13/2012 11:29:25 AM PDT by CPO retired
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To: Oldpuppymax
If these super-statists have their way wanting to own a car will be labeled a “social disease” too.
18 posted on 08/13/2012 11:45:40 AM PDT by DManA
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To: snowrip

If you think it has to be mentioned in the Constitution than you don’t understand the working theory of this country. Our rights don’t come from the Constitution.


19 posted on 08/13/2012 11:48:44 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Oldpuppymax

Hey, I got a social disease!

20 posted on 08/13/2012 12:26:48 PM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: DManA

You should probably read the post I was responding to before responding like that.


21 posted on 08/13/2012 12:34:40 PM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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