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Md. congressman drafts violence prevention program bill because 'even small actions are better than thoughts and prayers'

Md. congressman drafts violence prevention program bill because 'even small actions are better than thoughts and prayers'

You may have heard about the social media firestorm that erupted earlier this week between the National Rifle Association and doctors around the country. Responding to a position paper from the American College of Physicians that suggested a public health approach to gun violence, the NRA took to Twitter to urge “self-important” physicians to “stay in their lane.”

I’d urge the NRA to talk to some of the emergency room surgeons here in Maryland — particularly those at the University of Maryland’s Shock Trauma in downtown Baltimore — and ask them if they deserve a voice in the gun control debate as they pull bullet after bullet from patients. As one of the nation’s busiest and...

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