US doctors are sharing haunting pictures of the aftermath of gun violence on social media after the National Rifle Association of America (NRA) told medical experts to “stay in their lane” when it comes to firearms restrictions.
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Photos of blood-stained scrubs, graphic X-rays and moving selfies have flooded Twitter in response to a post from the NRA promoting a news release which took aim at medical professionals calling for gun restrictions.
The NRA promoted the post in a tweet, which had attracted 3,000 likes but more than 20,000 replies.
“Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane,” the tweet read.
“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.”
Forensic pathologist Judy Melinek saw the tweet as she was preparing to perform an autopsy on a victim who died from a gunshot wound.
Source: ABC News