Skip to comments.Medical Students To Urge Legislators to Ban Bulk Sales of Handguns
Posted on 04/22/2006 9:22:54 AM PDT by kiriath_jearim
Medical Students Traveling to Harrisburg, Pa. to Urge State Legislators to Pass Bill Banning Bulk Sales of Handguns
4/21/2006 3:18:00 PM
To: Assignment Desk, Daybook Editor
Contact: Diane Edbril, 215-923-3151, or Peter Hamm, 202-898-5792, both for the Pennsylvanians Against Trafficking Handguns Coalition
A group of Philadelphia area medical students are coming to the State Capitol Monday, April 24 to visit legislators and urge them to take action on a bill that would restrict sales of multiple handguns. Such multiple sales have been identified by law enforcement experts as a sign of illegal gun trafficking.
"As physicians in training, we are directly confronted by the results of handgun violence and are deeply concerned about the health of our patients," explained student Rachael Truchil. "The tragic results of gun shot wounds are evident. We would rather focus our efforts on prevention of the injury, than unsuccessful attempts to repair the injury."
The medical students, from the Temple University School of Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, will be available for comment in the Capitol Rotunda at 11 a.m., where a gathering is planned to mark Victim's Rights Week.
They should ban the bulk sale of cigarettes also. Twenty in a pack is outrageous.
"Bulk" sales = 2 handguns or more.
(Could someone please post the doctors vs. guns calculation? And send a copy to these students?)
So what's the definition of "bulk" gun sales? The statement made moved from that word to "multiple".... Does that mean Mr. Joe who shoots ITPA and decides it's time for a couple of new guns for his shooting - and wants to buy two at the same time, that would be "bulk"???
Liberals love to use language against us..... In this case, they are trying to make it sound like folks are buying van-loads of handguns....but watch out, they already let slip that it's just "multiple" hangun purchases they are trying to stop. Next will be multiple within a time window...a day, week, month, year, decade, lifetime? Where does it end?
Wet behind the ears liberals who think they have seen the world already. A little education is a dangerous thing.
Why dont you wait until you have lived long enough to form your own opinion instaed of barking for you liberal instructors.
Apparently the study of medicine and the study of the Bill of Rights are incompatible.
Imagine its 1812 and the British are capturing American civilians and forcing them to serve in the British Navy
1st Seaman: Run to hold and get the muskets, they are boarding
2nd seaman: We've only got one musket
1st Seaman: WTF?
2nd Seaman: Some medical students said we shouldn't ever buy more than one gun.
Gonna be hard on Police Departments to do a sidearm replacemet program at the rate of one gun a month.
How many people died for the 2nd Amendment?
You know, the American Revolution began when the British tried to seize the Colonist's guns.
Those that don't know history are doomed to repeat it.
I seem to recall that deaths due to malpractice far exceeds gun deaths. I'll go look for the stats
They pretty much just posted a neon sign to all armed crack addicts that a bunch of extremely rich unarmed people are going to be gathering in mass with no way to defend them selves if someone who has no money wants to take all thiers
I hope these students have fun looking for jobs in PA. Per another FR thread PA is losing physicians by the thousands.
IIRC, doctors kill Americans three times more often than do firearms. We should ban medical students instead.
Physicians kill more people than do handguns.
Gun control is like trying to reduce drunk driving by making it tougher for sober people to own cars.
Not nice and tidy, like shotgun wounds.
Seems to me if the idiots are really concerned about violence, that they would want to ban it no matter the type of weapon employed. Perhaps they would not look to be such fools if they would announce they were searching for a cure for human greed.
Doesn't sound like they are too concerned about their 'patient's' ability to protect themselves. Stick to subjects you know about doc, like doling out aspirin. Incidentally, you should learn someone is not a patient until they ask for your advice.
This came to me via email...
(A) The number of medical doctors in the U.S. is 700,000.
(B) Accidental deaths caused by physicians per year are 120,000.
(C) Accidental deaths per physician is 17.14%.
Statistics courtesy of the U.S.Dept of Health & Human Services
Biting the hand that feeds them.
However as I've observed for many years; after doing their residency they move from practising Medicine to becoming businessmen and just watching & protecting the Profit$$$
A law banning the sale of multiple scalpels is clearly required. Any doctor who purchases multiple scalpels must be planning to sell them to criminals who will use them to stab people. Maybe the doctors are even planning to stab people themselves.
I must admit, though, that it is too bad that these folks have to treat wounded ones...
Reduce the number of criminals -- and leave our constitutionally-protected arms alone!
in other words: "We would rather infringe on the rights of many than have to work for a living"
I bought two 38 specials last week in one purchase. Two 380s in one purchase in March. Two 22 rifles and a shotgun in one purchase, back in August.
I'm in Texas, never heard of such a form or requirement here.
The only proper response to this is for we gun owners to urge legislators to allow us to provide medical treatment! Fair's fair, after all.
If your dealer failed to do that, well, he f'ed up.
Last time I looked at statistics the pills they are training to push kill more people than the guns about which they are complaining.
Iatragonic (doctor caused) death in America is the third leading cause of death. Cancer or Heart was number one.
do you have a link to that other thread by any chance? no biggie if it was too long ago.
What is a "bulk sale" of handguns?
Fifty or more bought at one time?
2 or more.
"focus on the prevention of the injury, rather than unsuccessful attempts to repair the injury.."
Then go into social work you Maroons!
If you are in med school...do us all a big favor, try to get educated better so you don't kill us when you practice medicine!
Two of anything should not meet anyone's definition of "bulk".
Anyone but a gun grabber, that is.
I'm in Texas, never heard of such a form or requirement here.
Since it had been so long, I thought that maybe it was just a state requirement of MO, so I did some checking, and that's when I found this:
In the United States, the first regulations on multiple handgun purchases appeared after enactment of the Gun Control Act of 1968. Although the Act itself said nothing about multiple purchases, the new Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF) created regulations for Multiple Purchase Reporting Forms.
Whenever a federally licensed firearms dealer sold more than one handgun to an individual in a 30-day period, the dealer had to send the Multiple Purchase Reporting form to BATF.
BATF did nothing with most of the forms that it received. Thus, when would-be assassin John Hinckley legally bought two handguns from a Texas firearms dealer one day in early 1980, the dealer sent a Multiple Purchase Form to BATF.
Neither a BATF investigation based on the Multiple Purchase Form, nor the future Brady Act, would have prevented Hinckleys purchases. His only criminal conviction was for a misdemeanor; his mental health records were private; and although the address on his Texas drivers license was no longer correct, he was a Texas resident, and legally allowed to buy guns anywhere in Texas.
The BATF regulation for the Multiple Purchase Form was codified in the Firearms Owners Protection Act of 1986. The 1994 Clinton crime bill later mandated that the Multiple Purchase Form also be sent to the local chief of police or sheriff.
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