I would like to introduce you to one of the primary problems with our country today. His file number is EDB1056, but the world at large knows him as Ricky Choi, MD, MPH.
“Now, Instinct,” I hear you saying, “what make the good doctor part of the DB files?”
“Well,” says I,” I will be happy to explain.”
You see, most doctors are willing to stay within the bounds of their education and practice their medicine. Dr. Ricky though, seems to think that because he has MD after his name that he has all kinds of superior knowledge on a unending range of topics beyond medicine up to and including how you vote:
I would argue that nutritious food, safe medications, air quality, domestic violence, affordable housing, access to health care, sex trafficking, cultural factors, schools, safe neighborhoods, voting, human rights, international trade agreements, and the state budget, to the extent they impact health of my patients and communities, are also in my scope of practice.
Of course, he also is an expert in firearms too
So yes, to ask if a device that is associated with over 30,000 deaths a year and over 50% of suicides is unloaded, locked up, and kept out of reach of children is also well within my scope of practice.
Now, I’m going to take a wild stab and guess that this guy is not a lifetime member of the NRA and also has never even seen a firearm range except for that one time when he was watching ‘Lethal Weapon’ and I’ll be he closed his eyes during that part because it was so disturbing.
This, my friends, is a prime example of the elitist douche bag. It is a person that believes that because they are knowledgeable in one thing that they are knowledgeable in all things. In this case, because he has a piece of paper that allows him to practice medicine in California, he also thinks it allows him to do anything he damn well pleases because he is educated and you are just a simple, working class slob.
I am positive that if he were shown any gun, an type of firearm at all, and asked how to make it safe for storage he would stare like a deer caught in the headlights of an oncoming truck. He is good at parroting lines “The gun should be locked up and kept out of reach of children” but when it comes to the actual DOING he is most likely just like our president – good with the overarching initial statement, but when it comes to follow through he’s out on the golf course.
So, Dr. Ricky, I do hope at some point you will kindly STFU until you actually know what you are talking about.
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thesixthmoon 10:34 AM on May 5, 2011
“Guns are within my scope of practice.”
That’s great. Can you tell me, do you consider the .380 an effective self-defense round? There is some controversey over this.
God, I am glad I moved to a free state.