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Guns Donít Kill People, Doctors Kill People!
Email Subscription from Dr. Boys | August 17, 2012 | Don Boys, Ph.D.

Posted on 08/18/2012 9:52:35 PM PDT by John Leland 1789

An organization devoted to helping health care professionals who have been falsely accused of medical misconduct declared that “doctors are approximately 9,000 times more likely to accidentally kill someone than gun owners.” Humm, so guns don’t kill people; doctors kill people. (Semmelweis Society International.)

It seems some medical doctors have no shame as proved when they took advantage of the mass shooting of six Sikhs at their temple in Wisconsin by a nut case. I always expect shameless politicians to take advantage of any tragedy to grab guns but they will never use such experiences as a platform to demand that the killer’s penalty be swift, sure, and severe–death penalty for causing innocent deaths.

In the 70's in Indiana I advocated that killers and rapists be “tried and fried.” However, I have become more genteel with the passing of years. Let the psychiatrists deal with their minds, the preachers deal with their souls, and the physicians deal with their bodies as they are strapped to a gurney and dismissed from the human race. As I said, “Same result but more genteel.”

Now, we hear from the "experts" (anyone fifty miles from home and wearing a white coat and are double experts if they also have a stethoscope around the neck) that the massacres are indicative of a “social disease.” What we need, they say, is a “public health approach” to the problem. These physicians ask,“Is a gun like a virus, tobacco or alcohol?” No, a gun is not like a virus, it is, well, like a gun. Maybe I do see a parallel since a virus can kill people--often with the help of an incompetent physician, but guns always kill with an intentioned, invective, invidious, and incorrigible killer.

Remember that these are the same kind of professionals who told us that getting drunk is a disease called “alcoholism” caused by a genetic problem. They tell us that, expecting sane people to believe that a disease can be purchased in a bottle from a licensed store approved by the state! And of course, “Alcoholism is not a moral failure and is not the fault of the ‘victim.’” Same with drugs, obesity, even criminal behavior! But none dare call it quackery! I think I will. They are quacks!

Let me see if I understand: Gun ownership is a precursor to gun violence and is a social disease; however, homosexuality is not! It is normal! No, such non-thinking indicates terminal brain rot--usually the result of liberal propaganda from public educators and Hollywood entertainers. Gun violence is not a social disease; it is a “disease” of sin but a “disease” that can be cured!

Let’s see: guns are a social disease that must be dealt with but homosexual activity (the source of AIDS that has killed more people in 20 years than gun violence in this century) should not be classified as a threat to society. And no one has been willing to say, “Stop your sodomy.”

One physician asked, “What I’m struggling with is, is this the new social norm? This is what we’re going to have to live with if we have more personal access to firearms.” He continued babbling: “We have a public health issue to discuss. Do we wait for the next outbreak or is there something we can do to prevent it?”

Yes, we do have a problem as seen this week with the Family Research Council shooting by a activist in the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) community. Ninety percent of the media refused to identify the shooter and his hate motive. Obviously the shooter has a "social disease." Do we think maybe that most of media does also? No one would argue that coverage would be the same if the scenario had been at Planned Parenthood by a volunteer in the local Republican headquarters.

Some would urge us to cut off all access to guns today. How would that improve the problem? About 300 million guns are owned by one-third of U.S. citizens. If they tried to take those guns, blood would flow in the streets of every city. Moreover, if they confiscated all guns, that leaves us helpless since all the bad guys would still have their guns. No one has addressed that fact. Furthermore, an unarmed population would have no protection from an oppressive government. THAT is what this is all about, and it seems to be a repeat of history.

British Military Governor of Massachusetts Thomas Gage sent Major John Pitcairn and Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith to Concord with more than 700 redcoats on the night of April 18, 1775 to seize powder, shot, and arms. On the morning of April 19th, 77 minutemen met them at Lexington Green. Pitcairn yelled, “Disperse you rebels damn you, throw down your arms and disperse.” Some British soldier fired (the shot heard around the world) and the Americans returned fire. Eight Americans died on the village green and ten were wounded. Thus ended the first battle of the American War for Independence.

Gun control was the spark that set off the conflagration of the War for Independence. Politicians and general do-gooders had better be careful as they play with matches in a roomful of gasoline or more appropriately, gun power.

Gun control could be the spark that sets off another American revolution or more correctly, a War for Freedom, like the original revolution.

(Next week’s column: “Quack Doctors Are Carriers of Social Disease!”)

Copyright 2012, Don Boys, Ph.D.

(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives, author of 14 books, frequent guest on television and radio talk shows, and wrote columns for USA Today for 8 years. Three years ago, the second edition of ISLAM: America's Trojan Horse! was published, and his new eBook, The God Haters is available for $9.99 from These columns go to newspapers, magazines, television, and radio stations. His other web sites are and Contact Don for an interview or talk show.)

TOPICS: Apologetics; Evangelical Christian; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: doctors; guns; kill

1 posted on 08/18/2012 9:52:47 PM PDT by John Leland 1789
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To: John Leland 1789
The first solution, we need to license all doctors........wait that didn't work.

Obama has the next solution. He is going to aggressively reduce the number of doctors available to the public.

2 posted on 08/18/2012 9:57:18 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: USNBandit

We got to get rid of those high capacity doctors. The fewer patients the have the safer we’ll be.

3 posted on 08/18/2012 10:04:34 PM PDT by running_dog_lackey
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To: John Leland 1789
Guns Don’t Kill People, Doctors Kill People!

Excellent, excellent article. Thanks for posting!

4 posted on 08/18/2012 10:06:17 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: John Leland 1789

When going to see a doctor one only gets doctored not cured.

5 posted on 08/18/2012 10:06:42 PM PDT by Republican1795.
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To: John Leland 1789

“Doctors are 9,000 times more likely to accidentally kill someone than gun owners.”

We all need to remember that statement and throw it back in the face of any doctor who asks questions about gun ownership during an office visit.

6 posted on 08/18/2012 10:09:20 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (If people don't have to show an ID to vote, why do they have to show one to purchase a firearm?.)
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To: John Leland 1789

I looked up some numbers and compiled this list from government figures (2005):

200,000,000 guns
8,800 gun deaths per year
one death every fourteen hours

243,000,000 cars with 143,000,000 driven daily
42,600 deaths per year
one death every fifteen minutes

700,000 doctors
accidental doctor related deaths 120,000 per year
one death every six minutes

7 posted on 08/18/2012 10:43:35 PM PDT by roylene (Salvation the great Gift of Grace.)
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To: John Leland 1789

The solution is for you people to stop going to the doctor.

8 posted on 08/18/2012 10:49:25 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: John Leland 1789
I like Don Boys; also Chuck Baldwin; and his (Don't Try That In Montana!) re the Colorado event.

Another preacher/missionary, David Cloud, is likely to have something about this issue -- on Dark Knight.


10 posted on 08/19/2012 12:45:26 AM PDT by imardmd1 (Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what He has done for my soul. Ps. 66:16)
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To: John Leland 1789

Remember too, those 70 patriots kicked 700 redcoat-butts all the way back to Boston. OOORA!

11 posted on 08/19/2012 1:51:56 AM PDT by spankalib (The downside of liberty is the need to tolerate those who despise it.)
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To: John Leland 1789

If guns kill people, how does anyone get out of a gun show alive?

12 posted on 08/19/2012 2:32:47 AM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: John Leland 1789

Years ago when I was training in surgery we had a saying, “Any surgeon who says he has no complications is either not practicing or a liar.”

13 posted on 08/19/2012 4:13:28 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: John Leland 1789

Let us remember that it was these esteemed and educated boobs who told us to stop incarcerating the mentally ill in asylums, but to mainstream them into our society instead.

How many shootings were conducted by people who were mentally ill and would have resided in an asylum 50 years ago rather than among the general population?

14 posted on 08/19/2012 4:22:17 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: John Leland 1789

I think the author skipped right over the abortion element...Libertarian, I suppose. It seems to me, if you’re going to compare the different types of killings and what those killings are caused by(in this case guns vs doctors, and abortion being the most popular type of killing (8 million/yr China and 1/5 million/yr USA) among everyone and usually executed by a doctor, it should rank a mention in the article.

15 posted on 08/19/2012 7:33:59 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: jacknhoo
Dr. Boys is NO Libertarian, I gaurantee you.

He is not counting deliberate murder by physicainas in his calculations for these purposes.

Dr. Boys is anti-abortion. His web site URLs are included at the bottom of his articles. Check them out and see.

16 posted on 08/20/2012 9:47:30 AM PDT by John Leland 1789
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