Murthy finally came out publicly making more statements that have sealed his label permanently as a coward and a hoplophobe.
Back in April, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy made a slew of comments that enraged conservatives across the country, but one statement is still sticking with him. Murthy’s confirmation in December of 2014 was met with fierce opposition from gun rights groups and was hailed as a major political win for anti-gun activists. His statements in April involved calling gun violence a “public health issue.”
Now, it appears that he’s come out of hiding to once again appeal to emotions. Murthy made statements on Saturday at the Asian American Journalists Association convention gala in San Francisco that caused a bit of pause for gun owners. He stated his continued support for more gun control because he sees it as a preventable issue. Murthy has compared gun violence to seat belts and swimming pools, and he is standing firm with his beliefs that it is a preventable public health issue.
Murthy finally came out publicly making more statements that have sealed his label permanently as a coward and a hoplophobe. He said that the backlash from his anti-gun statements was disappointing, but that he wasn’t surprised. He also admitted that he needed help from his fiancée, Alice Chen, to cope with the hard times he’s had due to his stance on guns.