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1 Million Americans Will Be Shot in the Next Decade'- Trauma Doctors Take On the NRA and Gun Violence -

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“I see more gunshot wounds as a trauma surgeon here in the U.S. per week than I did in Afghanistan;There’s no question about it!'says Dr. M. Williams, chief of  Trauma & Critical Care at Howard Univ.Hospital.” In an  Atlantic short documentary, American Trauma: How the NRA Sparked a Medical Rebellion, he & other esteemed trauma surgeons explain how the severity & frequent fatality of gunshot-related injuries has galvanized the medical community to take action against gun violence, but their hands are tied: In 1996, Congress passed an amendment—lobbied for by the NRA, that prevented the CDCP from using federal funds to “advocate or promote gun control.” This includes conducting government-sponsored research on the effects of gun violence. “This is not a Democratic issue. It's not a Republican issue,” Dr. Sakran says. “This is an American issue. And it’s a uniquely American problem.” 

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"This is an American issue. And it's a uniquely American problem," easily solved by a Congress the works for the Common Good and no the NRA.

Short but wonderful and instructive. isn't it time we took measures to protect our citizens and children.?


Can we let rogue lawyers distort the Constittuuiion as why work as lobbyists for the NRA to create laws that kill our people?


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Gun violence and violence and its accompanying depression component are mainly bio chemical. The urge to kill has always been with us. Guns have been common in the US since the Civil War. Serotonin and dopamine along with other brain chemicals generally kept us from acting on the urge to kill. What has changed is the ubiquitous presence of glyphosate, Roundup ready crops. 80-90% of the serotonin and dopamine in the body is made by the gut microbiome. Glyphosate besides being a weed kill is a broad spectrum antibiotic and chelator. It kills much of the bacteria in the gut that make serotonin and leaves alive bacteria like Clostridia, Salmonella, H. pylori and fungi like Candida.

This disrupts the brain chemistry that regulates anger and depression. The result is that people that have access to guns are less likely to be able to control their anger and use their guns to hurt other people and themselves. Mass shooters almost always expect to die. I suspect police violence is also a result of the same process.

Besides gun contol, society needs to ban glyphosate to truly address gun violence, depression and the opioid crisis. It would be nice if we could hold Monsanto responsible and put its executives in jail.

Submitted on Friday, Jul 12, 2019 at 7:14:39 PM

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