President Barack Obama’s nomination of Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy for U.S. Surgeon General was passed from the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee to the full Senate by a vote of 13-9 last month. It is a nomination that should make gun owners shudder.
Murthy founded a campaign organization called Doctors for Obama in 2007. After Obama’s election, the group changed its name to Doctors for America. The organization has supported every one of Obama’s gun grab attempts. The group’s efforts to pass a ban on so-called “assault weapons” and high capacity magazines earned it the moniker “Docs vs. Glocks.”
Murthy supports having physicians document which of their patients have guns in their homes. He believes gun ownership is a public health issue, not a right protected under the 2nd Amendment. His organization supports gun licensing, limits on ammunition purchases and mandatory 48-hour waiting periods.
He has not been quiet about his anti-gun views. Here are a couple from his Twitter feed that the Senate committee questioned him about:
- “Tired of politicians playing politics w/ guns, putting lives at risk b/c they’re scared of NRA. Guns are a health care issue.”
- “NRA press conference disappointing but predictable — blame everything in the world except guns for the Newtown tragedy. #wakeup”
In a letter to Vice President Joe Biden, Murthy wrote:
Pharmacies track and limit the purchase of pseudoephedrine to prevent the manufacture of crystalline methamphetamine. Every state requires a driver’s license and car registration in order to drive, and physicians certify those who should no longer drive because they would be a grave danger to themselves and others. We should approach the purchase, transfer, and operation of guns and ammunition with similar rigor.
The Surgeon General does not set policy. But he is a mouthpiece for the policy of the President and has a big bully pulpit from which to pontificate. As such, Murthy would be disastrous Surgeon General.
Registration of so-called “assault weapons” and high capacity magazines aren’t going well for the elites. First, some 350,000 gun owners have simply ignored the State’s unConstitutional law requiring registration of their weapons. Now, it seems some police officers are in a state of open rebellion against the law.
The Connecticut Peace Officers Association has released a letter signed by 250 officers that says local police will not “be a party to the oppression of the people of the state by enforcing an unconstitutional law.”
This is in stark contrast to the words of Connecticut State Police Spokesman Lt. Paul Vance, who told a female citizen he was her “master” when questioned about gun confiscation and Branford, Conn., police officer Joseph Peterson’s Facebook conversation in which Peterson said, among other outrageous things, “I give my left nut to bang down your door and come for your gun…”