Wow, is the Senate’s 51-43 party line confirmation of Surgeon General Vivek Murthy really such a blow to the Second Amendment and the Bill of Rights? Townhall’s Katie Pavlich calls the whole thing “a damn disaster.”

Pavlich has the answers in her March 2014 Townhall tipsheet on Murthy, which includes research from TheBlaze and the NRA. Murthy, president of Doctors for America, which grew from the campaign organization Doctors for Obama, strongly supported the passage of Obamacare and fought a Florida law that would have prevented doctors from including gun ownership in a person’s medical file.

He also tweeted during the 2012 campaign that “Guns are a health care issue,” rather than a political issue (or Constitutional right for that matter).

Is the best we can hope for is that Murthy is as effective and influential as previous surgeon generals?

He should fit in well with the rest of the administration, then.