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A social media war erupted between doctors and the National Rifle Association Thursday, just as 12 people were shot and killed at a California nightclub and hours before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new figures showing gun deaths on the rise across the country.

Doctors and medical officials have increasingly taken on gun violence as a public health issue. Last month, the American College of Physicians issued new guidelines for doctors to follow in helping protect patients from firearms dangers, and published several reports on gun violence in its flagship publication, the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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On Wednesday, the NRA took issue with the ACP, which represents more than 150,000 internal medicine specialists. “Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane,” the group tweeted.

A large number of doctors hit back in response:

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  1. IMHO, if doctors really want to make an impact on the gun issue, they need to start campaigning for women to have fewer illegitimate babies. That’s a starting point. In the last two generations there have been significantly more babies born to unmarried women and fewer fathers have been on the scene. We owe that to Lyndon Johnson and his Great Society, which threw the welfare system into overdrive and penalized families that had a father in the home.

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