Obama’s Anti-Gun Surgeon General

BY Herschel Smith
2 years, 7 months ago

Emily Miller:

President Obama is using every executive power in his arsenal to infringe on Second Amendment rights.

His latest maneuver is to nominate a rabidly anti-gun doctor to be the next U.S. surgeon general. Dr. Vivek Murthy is facing Senate approval in upcoming weeks.

Dr. Murthy is the 36-year-old president and co-founder of Doctors for America, a group that advocates for Obamacare and gun control laws.

The group calls gun violence “a public health crisis.” It pushes for Congress to ban “assault weapons” and “high-capacity” magazines and calls for spending tax dollars for more gun-control research.

The organization also lobbies for doctors to be allowed to ask patients, including minors, whether they have legal guns in the home. If the patient admits to having guns, Dr. Murthy wants doctors to “counsel them appropriately about safety measures.”

Gun rights advocates and many families view this policy as a violation of privacy.

At a hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee last week, Sen. Lamar Alexander asked Dr. Murthy about public comments on firearms, such as a tweet from before the 2012 president election that said, “Tired of politicians playing politics w/ guns, putting lives at risk b/c they’re scared of NRA. Guns are a health care issue.”

The problem is that Mr. Murthy isn’t a real doctor.  He may have passed his boards, but that doesn’t mean anything.  I know a few engineers who passed the engineering boards and who are a hazard to the safety and health of the public because they’re incompetent.

Mr. Murthy hasn’t spent his life like my family physician, diagnosing prostate cancer and high blood pressure, dealing with the health issues men and women face, watching the elderly die in his care, and working a full day at the office only to work until midnight at home because of the obscene Obamacare paperwork (like my doctor does) our totalitarian president has heaped upon him.

I’ve explained what I would do with one of these doctors who ask questions with which they have no business, but that sidesteps the real issue here.  The issue is that if Mr. Murthy was a real doctor he would treat patients and sit by their bedside as they pass away, find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, or some form of cancer.

Mr. Murthy is just another collectivist who looks exactly like the one who nominated him.  We know his stripe, we’ve seen a thousand just like him in this administration.  In the end it doesn’t matter what post he holds or doesn’t hold.  He will pass from the world having done no good for mankind, in spite of the title “doctor.”  He will not weep over patients, he will not cure disease, he will not pray over their suffering.  He has sold his soul.



  • Archer

    “Dr. Murthy is the 36-year-old president and co-founder of Doctors for America, a group that advocates for Obamacare and gun control laws.”

    I can infer from this statement alone all I need to know.

    36 years old is awfully young to have been a practicing physician, plus presiding and co-founding a national advocacy group. But the advocacy group is real, so the practicing physician part must be, shall we say, exaggerated?

    If his experience practicing actual medicine is limited, then he is woefully unqualified to hold the position of Surgeon General. Therefore, I have to assume his nomination is due more to his advocacy of Obamacare and gun control than his professional medical credentials. Our Glorious President has nominated him as a political reward for shilling collectivist policies.

    Cronyism at its best.

  • Rob Crawford

    They said he was PRACTICING, not SUCCEEDING.

  • SteveXjarhead

    Times certainly have changed since Doctor C. Everett Koop became surgeon general after thirty-four years as a ground-breaking pediatric surgeon, When he dealt with tough live-and-death questions, you knew he had the “street creds”.

  • J

    He’s 36. Depending on his specialty, he is barely out of his residency. As a co-founder of Doctors for America, it is obvious he spends more time on politicking than on patient care. Gun control or no gun control, that fact alone disqualifies him in my eyes. There isn’t even the masquerade of impartiality in his nomination. He was chosen because he is an activist for an Obama support group. The only equivalent I can think of would be: if Holder had to step down because of heath reasons and Obama nominated the Chief Counsel for OFA as his replacement.

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