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recent shootings in North Carolina California and Colorado have revived some of the activism against gun violence that had been energized by students from parkland Florida last year but since twenty eighteen another group has started a movement of their own the trauma doctors who treat America's gunshot victims I want to Texas I don't want to see another kid you know shot Dr Stephanie Bonnie an activist and trauma surgeon at Rutgers University hospital in Newark New Jersey said seeing the latest shootings on the news only added to the trauma she witnessed herself in the operating room that is where the burn out sort of comes and she's part of a movement to urge policy changes by treating gun violence as a public health issue and says the cause has helped her cope with seeing the steady flow of gunshot victims wheeled into the trauma bay you can't just become overwhelmed and paralyzed by something you have to do the things that you can do %HESITATION and you know with what's in front of you and then keep moving forward and that's actually what I feel like it's happening I think that that %HESITATION focus on research and really understanding this problem from a public health perspective is something that is new is contemporary the new approach %HESITATION and I think that that is ultimately going to be the approach that is going to to curb this problem %HESITATION movement got a boost after a clash with the national rifle association which criticized the American college of physicians for publishing a paper that supported quote appropriate regulation of the purchase of legal firearms saying in a tweet that someone should tell self important anti gun doctors to stay in their lane that set off of viral response with trauma surgeons around the country posting pictures of their scrubs in operating rooms after treating gunshot victims including the hash tag this is our lane Dr Joseph saccharine was one of them gun bounces very personal second was a victim of gun violence himself having survived a gunshot to the throat when he was seventeen years old we are part of the solution where the people that , %HESITATION frankly %HESITATION in the center of all of this having to take care of these patients day in and day out this is our lane movement has spread in Pennsylvania a group of doctors formed a coalition which urges changes in public policy to state legislators and supports funding for gun violence research the NRA has opposed research that it says is intended to restrict the right to keep and bear arms