ACP pursues political goals, such as health care reform and the reduction of firearms-related deaths and injuries. ... The College also pursued other political goals during the decade. In just 2013 and 2014, ACP released position papers on prevention of
We will continue to advocate for evidence-based policies to reduce injuries and deaths from firearms, included closing loopholes in the U.S. ... background check system at both the federal and state levels, banning semiautomatic weapons, and opposing any
The College spoke out specifically on the firearms violence issue with an updated policy paper in November 2018. ... Much publicity ensued. We physicians see the effects of firearms violence on our patients every day, both physically and emotionally.
Physician silence on gun control puts children and adults at risk from a person using firearms to harm them, in their classrooms, in their own homes, in their workplaces and on
ACP's updated position paper on reducing firearm-related injury and deaths in the U.S. ... important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane.” ACP and Annals immediately responded, asserting that advocacy to reduce firearm injuries and deaths, like any
I have lived in America now for over 12 years, having grown up in a country, England, where firearms are virtually non-existent. ... complete ban on the right to own a firearm in the United States (even if they argue for stringent checks and restrictions)
The first discussion reviewed the causes of and potential solutions to firearms violence. ... The committee had a spirited discussion of studies, summarized by the Washington policy staff, on the relationship between firearms ownership and preventable
calling for commonsense measures to stem firearm violence in our country.
has a considerably higher percentage of terrorist attacks that used firearms and firearm related terrorist attacks were more deadly than any other method, including bombs. ... Over half of suicides in the U.S. are achieved with a firearm.
The Florida law is the antithesis of ACP's position on reducing injuries from firearms. ... One aspect of the policy states, "The College urges internists to inform patients about the dangers of keeping firearms, particularly handguns, in the home and to