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Biden's HHS frontrunners say gun control is a health issue

Added 12-02-20 08:29:01pm EST - “President-elect Joe Biden's top picks for the? Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) have both declared gun violence a public health issue in the past, much to the ire of gun rights activists and the National Rifle Association…” - Foxnews.com

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President-elect Joe Biden's top picks for the Department of Health & Human Services have both declared gun violence a public health issue in the past, much to the ire of gun rights activists and the National Rifle Association. 

Vivek Murthy, a former appointee to HHS under the Obama administration, has long accused politicians of being afraid of the NRA and playing politics with gun control efforts, particularly after the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School where 26 people, including 20 children-- were killed by a gunman. 

"Guns are a health care issue," Murthy said, in a resurfaced tweet, which put him at odds with Republicans and NRA officials when he was tapped for the post of U.S. Surgeon General under former President Barack Obama in 2014. 

 Another top contender for Biden's HHS post, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, has long advocated for a ban on assault weapons and guns in schools, much to the dismay of the NRA. 

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