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The medical community is speaking out following the last mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, California. A doctor at the US’s National Rifle Association shared a powerful picture of herself covered in someone else’s blood.
This all started after the NRA tweeted a link to an article from its Institute of Legislative Action with the caption:
“Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane. Half of the articles in Annals of Internal Medicine are pushing for gun control. Most upsetting, however, the medical community seems to have consulted NO ONE but themselves.”
Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane. Half of the articles in Annals of Internal Medicine are pushing for gun control. Most upsetting, however, the medical community seems to have consulted NO ONE but themselves. https://t.co/oCR3uiLtS7
— NRA (@NRA) November 7, 2018
According to FOX 13, the tweet went out hours before a “gunman walked into the Boderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, killing at least 12 people before turning the gun on himself.”
The NRA tweet riled up thousands of people in and out the medical industry who are now using the hashtag #ThisIsMyLane to speak out on gun control.
Dr. Kristen Gee joined other doctors after the association told them to ‘stay in their lane.’ She shared a photo with her scrubs soaked in a gunshot victim’s blood with caption:
‘To the @NRA, this is what it looks like to stay in #mylane.’
“We will not silent about the toll of #gunviolence. I speak out for this patient, for their parents who will never be the same, for every person who came after this one and didn’t have to #thisiseveryoneslane.”
Check out some of the tweets below:
Dear @NRA ,
Until you’re covered in blood and pronounce someone dead in the trauma bay, or told a mother that her child is dead, or sewed someone’s scalp together so their family doesn’t have to see their brain matter, please don’t tell me what my lane is. #thisismylane https://t.co/u5QX7VUaKX
— Danielle Kay (@KayDaniellei) November 10, 2018
Can’t post a patient photo…. so this is a selfie.
— Dave Morris (@traumadmo) November 10, 2018
#ThisisMyLane A 3y/o was trick or treating on Halloween with her grandfather. They were caught in gang crossfire and he used his body to try to shield her, but a bullet went though him through her pelvis! Luckily she survived.
— Michaela West (@MichaelaWst) November 9, 2018
.@NRA says docs should “stay in [our] lane.
My lane is a pregnant woman shot in a moment of rage by her partner. She survived because the baby stopped the bullet. Have you ever had to deliver a shattered baby? #ThisisMyLane . What’s yours? #Docs4GunSense
— Stephanie Bonne (@scrubbedin) November 9, 2018
— Robert (@ScrubbedCTSurg) November 12, 2018
I fix blood vessels for a living. When you work at a major trauma center, that means fixing blood vessels shredded by bullets. My lane is paved by the broken bodies left behind by your products. #ThisisMyLane https://t.co/IzezudNBUf
— Westley Ohman (@westleyohman) November 9, 2018
I’ve been a pediatrician for 13 years. I’ve seen more children shot by guns than die of pertussis, rotavirus , pneumonia, measles, mumps, rubella, hep A, hep B, flu, prematurity, congenital heart disease, car accidents, SIDS and cancer COMBINED. #ThisISMyLane #MomsDemandAction
— Dan Lis, Jr., M.D. (@DanLisJr1) November 10, 2018
@NRA When you can reconstruct the urinary tract of gun shot victims you can talk to me about staying in my lane. Until then, it’s very much my business to be concerned about gun violence and gun control reform. Sincerely, a concerned urologist who votes. #ThisIsMyLane https://t.co/V9YSGY8o05
— Allison Cardin, MD (@acardin11) November 9, 2018
Hey @NRA, have you ever had to look a mother in the eye and tell her “I’m sorry, we did everything we could, but your child died” after they were shot? Because I have. Preventing gun violence is completely in my lane. No one should EVER hear that. #PedsICU #PedsAnes #thisismylane
— Elizabeth Laverriere, MD, MPH (@DrElizabethL) November 9, 2018
This is what a GSW to the heart looks like. This is not survivable. This could be the heart of anyone; man or woman, the innocent or the guilty, young or old, the god-fearing or the secular.
But no matter who it is, it’s preventable. That’s why we speak.#ThisISMyLane pic.twitter.com/eWIsAMgvUZ
— DrWolfe_Forensics (@DrWolfeMD) November 10, 2018