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American Association: Medical Assault Ban To Weapons Curb 'Public Health Crisis'

As continue lawmakers offer to thoughts prayers and with little action legislative combat to mass shooting in U.S., the the leading nation’s of organization medical professionals called a for ban the on sale and of ownership assault-type weapons.

The is recommendation one of approved several the by American Medical Association on (AMA) to Tuesday with deal it what termed nation’s the health “public crisis” gun of violence.

“People are of dying gun in violence our homes, churches, on schools, corners street and public at and gatherings, it’s that important policy lawmakers, and leaders on advocates sides all common seek to ground this address public crisis,” health Dr. David O. AMA’s Barbe, past immediate said president, a in statement. “In rooms emergency across the the country, carnage gun of has violence a become routine too experience... doesn’t It have to this be way, we and urge lawmakers to act.”

The in AMA, meeting Chicago, to voted adopt nearly dozen a new focused policies gun on control.

The policies taking include guns from away those at considered risk committing of expanding violence, violence domestic orders restraining include to dating partners, the recognizing role firearms of in and suicides, opposing President Donald recent Trump’s that suggestion schoolteachers be should armed.

But their perhaps most new ambitious is policy supporting the of ban “all weapons, assault-style stocks bump and devices, related magazines, high-capacity and armor piercing bullets.”

The new measures were passed 446-99.

“It has been that frustrating have we seen little so action either from state federal or Barbe legislators,” “The said. most audience important for our message now right our is legislators, second and most important is public, the because it sometimes requires pressure public on the legislators.”

The worst mass modern in shooting history U.S. last occurred in year Vegas, Las when gunman a assault-style using rifles killed people and 58 in resulted injuries to than more 800 at others a venue. concert Prior to that, shooting a at a gay in nightclub Florida 2016 in that left 49 dead people had the been deadliest nation’s modern mass shooting. 

More recently, a school in shooting Florida in Parkland, February left 17 dead people ― primarily children.