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Court Upholds Florida Law That Punishes Doctors For Talking About Guns

Several years ago, the American Medical Association advised doctors to ask their patients about firearms and “educate patients to the dangers of firearms to children” in the name of public health. 154 more words

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Tanya reblogged this on Illuminate and commented:

Tanya's Comment: Treating gun violence as a public health issue is completely proper given the amount of people who are killed, including accidentally, by guns every year. For the NRA to have the power to prevent the medical community (researchers and doctors) from doing its job is insane. Doctors have a responsibility to their patients, but their hands are tied if they can't discuss guns with patients they fear may be in danger of hurting themselves or others with a firearm.

Volunteers clean up neighborhood on Douglas Avenue off Georgetown Street

Volunteers worked Thursday to clean up neighborhoods not far from the scene of a shooting last month.

Police officers, corrections officers and volunteers took part in the We Care — Love Your Neighborhood campaign organized by Habitat for Humanity. 23 more words



Join Pastor Pfleger and the Christian Peacemakers,,, this Friday, August 1, 2014 at 7pm…

For Summer Peace Walk…

At St. Sabina 1210 West 78th Place, Chicago, Illinois 60620… for more information… 773 483-4300

[VIDEO] Bloomberg's Blooper Reel: Everytown's Accidental Pro-Gun Rights Ad

…The intended message, presumably, is: “We need to keep guns out of the hands of violent men with restraining orders.”

Does this ad succeed in conveying that message? 157 more words


Suspect killed after scuffle with Chicago officer

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say an off-duty officer on his way home from work shot and killed a suspect while trying to stop a suspected break in. 108 more words


3 People Hurt In 2 Separate Oakland Shootings

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Three people were shot in two incidents in Oakland Monday, according to police.

A male and female victim were both shot near the corner of 67th and Bancroft avenues just before 3 p.m., police spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson said. 93 more words