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Johns Hopkins surgeon and other physicians tell U.S. lawmakers stories of harrowing gun violence

Johns Hopkins surgeon and other physicians tell U.S. lawmakers stories of harrowing gun violence

WASHINGTON -- A Johns Hopkins Hospital surgeon joined other doctors Thursday on Capitol Hill in recounting stories of the effects of gun violence, part of an effort to compel congressional action after a National Rifle Association assertion that doctors should “stay in their lane” on the topic.

The doctors’ news conference in a House office building followed the NRA’s tweet Nov. 7 on the issue.

In an ensuing uproar in the medical community, Dr. Joseph Sakran of Hopkins launched a Twitter campaign called @ThisIsOurLane.

On Thursday, Sakran and other...

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