American Bar Association Teams up with American Medical Association
Lawyers & Doctors for Gun
American Bar Association
Teams up with
American Medical Association "to address gun violence"
from Angel Shamaya
September 27, 2001
The American Bar Association is having its
annual "Forum on
Justice Improvement" for October 26 & 27. Calling the event
"Building Community Partnerships," the group intends to "address
gun violence." Their partners include the American Medical
Association, and the President of the politicized and thus somewhat fraudulent
organization has already made it known that he is a devoted gun control aficionado.
According to the ABA website, "One full
day will be devoted to the critical issue of gun violence in our
communities." On this auspicious day, the following will reportedly take
- Medical professionals will share their
experiences of building successful community partnerships.
- Experts will discuss school violence and
what can de done at the local level.
- Sunday morning the Presidents of a number of
national organizations will participate in a plenary session and develop an
action plan for furthering the efforts of the Forum.
And Senator John McCain is slated to speak. The
topic of his speech will be entitled "Where do we go from here?"
Also included in the schedule
of events are the following:
- Why are Community Partnerships Critical to
Reducing Gun Injuries?
- Suicide Prevention
- Model Projects: National & Regional
- Model Projects: State & Local Levels
- Sesame Workshop - Survey of 6-11 Year Old
- Do's and Don'ts of Building Local
Partnerships to Address Gun Violence
- Illegal Acquisition, Unfair/Deceptive Trade
- Funding the Community Partnership to Reduce
- School Violence
It is my hope that rights-friendly attorneys
and doctors will attend this event and find out if the group is being honest in
its promotion of the event. They tell us that "presenters will
discuss what communities can do to stem the tide of gun violence...without
focusing on legislative efforts..." That would be new and different -- to
truly address causes and not tools and how to eradicate them -- and we can hope.
If you have interest in contacting the American
Bar Association, as there are so many email addresses on their contact page,
here is the web address: http://www.abanet.org/email.html.
The page says that General Inquiries can be sent here: email@example.com,
but there are several other email addresses that could yield helpful
information, as well.
From past experience in watching the AMA's
President parrot gun control nonsense and with knowledge about the other groups
involved and the generic language being used in promotion, this gathering
doesn't bode well for liberty. I'd love nothing more than to be wrong -- to find
out they really want to honor gun rights while going after criminals and the
social conditions that inspire them -- but I'm not holding my breath, and I say
we need to keep an eye on these folks.