Saturday, March 1, 2014

Dr David

One gun-shy, low-power doctor is standing up against the high-powered National Rifle Association and may even win. Suddenly the second amendment is in danger due to alien beliefs held by people who were (till recently) aliens. First they take away the jobs from deserving natives and now they are after the guns as well.

"Dr Murthy's record of political activism in support of radical gun control measures raises significant concerns about his ability to objectively examine issues pertinent to America's 100 million firearm owners and the likelihood that he would use the office of the Surgeon General to further his preexisting campaign against gun ownership," the NRA said in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, seeking to torpedo the Indian-American's nomination.

"Given Dr Murthy's lengthy history of hostility towards the right to keep and bear arms, along with his calls for the full weight of the federal government's health apparatus to be used to target lawful gun ownership, there is little reason to believe that he would not work to further a gun control agenda if confirmed as Surgeon General. Simply put, the confirmation of Dr Murthy is a prescription for disaster for America's gun owners," the letter said. Murthy, who is only 37, was examined closely about his stand on gun control during his confirmation hearing. He trod carefully on the hot-button, hair-trigger, issue in a country that has argued itself hoarse on the right to bear arms enshrined in the Second Amendment.

Senator Paul has indicated he will use procedural maneuvers to put a hold on Murthy's nomination. But Democrats say they have enough votes to overcome the block. In confirmed, Murthy will become the highest ranking Indian-American official in the U.S administration, not to speak of the youngest surgeon-general in 150-plus years the office has been in existence.



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