As many as six people have been shot at Mercy Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, local news is reporting. But it was only recently that the National Rifle Association was attacking doctors and nurses for telling stories about their experiences caring for shooting victims and survivors.
“Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane,” the NRA tweeted less than two weeks ago. “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
Doctors took to social media, did interviews, and wrote op-eds themselves telling the NRA how this was their lane because they deal with shootings every day while the NRA is lobbying for gun corporations.
You can see the angry internet respond with attacks on the NRA below:
People are getting shot in hospitals now, and the @NRA is telling doctors to 'stay in there lane. Next, the @NRA is going to say that if the doctors had been armed, this wouldn't have happened. New poll for the @NRA. Does the @NRA need to go?
— Trav Tedesco (@traviseattle) November 19, 2018
— heath (@heathdwilliams) November 19, 2018
Chicago Mercy Hospital fired at by a person with a rifle. Hey @NRA, go fuck yourself and don't tell doctors to stay in their lane.
— Sean Fagan (@SeanFagan3) November 19, 2018
— AE (@iamchefapple) November 19, 2018
Multiple people, including a police officer, have been wounded in an “active shooter” attack at #MercyHospital on the #NearSouthSide. Lots of people pointing out that, less than two weeks ago, the @NRA called for doctors to “stay in their lane.” Stay safe, everyone.
— Stephanie Goldberg (@steph_goldberg) November 19, 2018
So, @NRA, now that there’s been a shooting at Mercy Hospital in Chicago, do you still want the doctors to stay in their lanes?
— Alisha✌ (@AlishaFruits) November 19, 2018
i’m so… i hate that. there are so many vunerable people there. newborns, children, and just so many sick and ill people. also does no one else find it suspicious that a week ago the NRA was telling doctors to “stay in their lane?” i’m so pissed off. my heart aches for everyone
— (@rosysuit) November 19, 2018
Hey. @NRA It looks like the doctor's lane just merged with yours.
Do something, you murderous twerps. https://t.co/t97xgryDcq
— Turkey-jo (@rejo1479) November 19, 2018
Doctors, nurses, teachers, students, gamers, concert goers, bar patrons, club goers, reporters, worshipers, restaurant customers = HUMANS. So, tell me again whose fucking lane is it @NRA ? When is it #enough ?
— Team Witch Hunt #resist (@b3tinarn) November 19, 2018
So @NRA, what lane should doctors get into now?
— Sharon (@SharonWillow54) November 19, 2018