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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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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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