The NRA has launched a campaign against President Obama’s nominee for U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy. Why? Because he believes gun violence is a public health problem.
As a former emergency room doctor, Dr. Murthy has witnessed the trauma that gun violence can cause. And with over 30,000 gun deaths in the U.S. each year, Dr. Murthy knows gun violence is a major public health concern. (Ronald Reagan’s Surgeon General, C. Everett Koop, also described gun violence as a public emergency.)
Because Dr. Murthy supports limits on ammunitions purchases, bans on semi-automatic weapon purchases, and increased funding for research on the effects of gun violence, he’s been called a “radical” by the NRA, which is going all-out to block his confirmation.
The NRA should not be dictating our nation’s public health policy. Please take action now:
Sign this White House petition and tell President Obama you support Dr. Murthy’s confirmation.