Doctors and nurses respond with stories of gun trauma after the NRA told them to 'stay in their lane'

  • Medical professionals shared tweets with the hashtags #ThisIsMyLane and #ThisIsOurLane to respond to the NRA.
  • The NRA had said “self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane” when it comes to firearms.
  • Doctors, nurses, and EMTs told stories of treating victims of gun violence and photos of bloodied scrubs and hospital floors in tweets to the NRA.

Nurses and doctors are sharing stories of gun trauma after the National Rifle Association told them to “stay in their lane” when it comes fo firearms.

Medical professionals including surgeons, nurses, and EMTs shared tweets with the hashtags #ThisIsMyLane and #ThisIsOurLane to show how they have spent years trying to save lives of gun violence victims.

It came after the NRA complained about doctors getting involved in the gun rights discussion.

“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,” the NRA wrote on Twitter. “Most upsetting, however, the medical community seems to have consulted NO ONE but themselves.”

The tweet linked out to an article on the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action website criticising several anti-gun studies done by medical professionals.

Not surprisingly, doctors and nurses to took Twitter to criticise the NRA’s comments.

The NRA was criticising a new paper from the American College of Physicians, which outlined the organisation’s public health approach for reducing deaths and injuries from guns.

The tweet came just hours before the shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, in which 12 people were killed.


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In their posts refuting the NRA’s claims, medical professionals told stories of treating victims of gun violence and photos of bloodied scrubs and hospital floors.

One surgeon shared a photo of the chair she sits in when she tells parents that their children have died.

According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 36,000 Americans were killed as a result of guns in 2015, the most recent year the organisation has data for.

Everytown for Gun Safety reports that 96 Americans are killed every day as a result of gun violence.

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