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Giving Thanks: Medicine vs. the NRA

Mike Magee This Thanksgiving, I send a special “thank you” to physicians nationwide who refused to buckle to the NRA’s demand that they “stay in their lane”, and stood up for kids across America. There can be little debate that gun violence is a serious health risk, and that the NRA is enabler in chief. […]

NEJM Weighs in on Preventing Gun Violence

In an article this week on prevention of gun violence , Garen Wintemute offers this list of solutions: ACTIONS TO PREVENT FIREARM VIOLENCE Improve background-check policies Require background checks for private-party transfers Require state and local agencies to report prohibiting events Fully implement the existing federal background-check requirement Clarify definitions of prohibiting events Strengthen enforcement […]

2018 – The Year of Dr. King.

Mike Magee We awaken this morning, on this sacred day that honors Martin Luther King Jr., to the continued reverberation of racist and profane commentary days ago from his polar opposite, a man who adds insult to injury by bragging that his vile actions will help him in the polls. And yet 2018 has the […]

Interactive Map Of Sources Of 33,000 Gun Deaths In America.

Source: FiveThirtyEight

New Year’s Resolution: Do Not Forget The Children Of Newtown, CT.

Mike Magee On December 30, 2012, President Obama stated that the day a gunman killed 20 schoolchildren in Newtown, Conn., was the “worst day of my presidency.” Clearly his visit to Newtown, CT was for him a call to action. He immediately established a task force under the direction of Vice President Biden to bring […]

The Great Oppressor Has A Face And A Name: Wayne LaPierre.

Mike Magee We now see two faces of the minority oppressing the majority, two negative leaders whose currency is fear. One is Grover Norquist who has managed to tie the Republican leadership in fiscal knots. Enter now Wayne LaPierre, who has managed to pierce the Republican leadership’s heart and soul  – convincing them to careen […]

America’s Children Succumb To “The Great Oppressor” Writ Large

MEMORIAL: WEST HARTFORD, CT 12/16/12 Mike Magee Sunday night, while attending the Memorial above in my home town, I wondered, “Did we as a nation do all that was possible to avoid the disaster in Newtown, CT?” Clearly no. A second question: “Do the issues of what we didn’t do – manage our guns, manage […]

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