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Congratulations Nurses, You Made the List

Nurses, regardless of your views about gun ownership, by the very nature of your career choice you are now on the National Rifle Association's enemies list.  Not to worry, you are in good company with our physician colleagues.  That's right, the American Medical Association made the list too along with the Pediatricians.  The complete list also has teachers, cops, and religious groups on there.  Yes, your religious affiliation could make you an NRA enemy, even if you own a gun.

Suffice it to say, it's pretty easy to understand why health professions associations made those lists.  When you keep seeing teenagers and young adults hospitalized due to gun violence in their communities, take care of a critically ill child that was shot by a gun in their own home because they were playing with it, or when an angry human being walks into the emergency room where you work with a loaded rifle threatening everyone, that kind of waste of human potential is a gross injustice on many fronts.

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