The "stay in their lane" controversy

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Re: The "stay in their lane" controversy

Post by Grammatron » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:45 am

As if there are not doctors who use guns, and may even be in NRA.

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Re: The "stay in their lane" controversy

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:40 am

They are as entitled to their opinion as anyone else.

I wouldn't call it a "special interest" so much as political advocacy.

(If anything, a reduction in gunshot injuries would mean less business for doctors, not more.)

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Re: The "stay in their lane" controversy

Post by Giz » Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:02 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:40 am
They are as entitled to their opinion as anyone else.
No one has disputed that.

People have disputed their claims to rightfully determining public policy as the experts on, well, anything really.

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Re: The "stay in their lane" controversy

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:50 am

It's the "we're doctors, obey our favorite faction of the ruling class" controversy.
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Re: The "stay in their lane" controversy

Post by WildCat » Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:50 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:40 am
(If anything, a reduction in gunshot injuries would mean less business for doctors, not more.)
Since nearly all of the people who get shot are gangbangers and such without money and insurance or the ability to pay I doubt it's business they value.
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Re: The "stay in their lane" controversy

Post by WildCat » Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:51 pm

As the old joke goes:

What's the difference between God and doctors?

A: God doesn't think he's a doctor.
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Re: The "stay in their lane" controversy

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:32 pm

If the last century taught us anything, it's that doctors and scientists can be mighty gullible when it comes to politics.

Sort of like what James Randi always said about such types and conjuring.

Is politics a form of conjuring? :coolspecs:
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Re: The "stay in their lane" controversy

Post by xouper » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:22 pm

Doctors Slam NRA After Chicago Hospital Shooting

The logic fail is yuuuge in some of those anti-gun doctors. This particular hospital incident brings nothing new to the debate. The anti-gun doctors quoted in that article are still using all the same old flawed arguments and talking points. They really should stay in their lane.

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Re: The "stay in their lane" controversy

Post by corplinx » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:04 pm

Doctors using appeal-to-emotion to push quackery is sad.

Guns or not.