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D.C. Trauma Surgeon Goes Off on Gun Violence: ‘There Is Something Evil in Our Society’

Speaking to reporters in Washington D.C. in the wake of a deadly attack on the Washington Navy Yard on Monday which left at least 12 people dead, Dr. Janis Orlowski, the chief medical officer at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center, went off on gun violence in the United States. She said that “there is something evil in our society” that Americans must “try to eradicate.”

“There’s something evil in our society that we as Americans have to work to try and eradicate,” Orlowski said after decrying what she called “senseless trauma.”

“There’s something wrong here when we have these multiple shootings, these multiple injuries,” she continued. “There is something wrong.”

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“I would like you to put my trauma center out of business,” Orlowski added. “I really would. I would like to not be an expert on gunshots and not to be an expert on this.”

“It’s a great city. It’s a great country, and we have to work together to get rid of this,” she concluded. “Because we just cannot have, you know, one more shooting with, you know, so many people killed.”

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