Physician Groups Respond to Las Vegas Shooting — Physician’s First Watch

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October 4, 2017

Physician Groups Respond to Las Vegas Shooting

By the Editors

The sale and ownership of semiautomatic and automatic weapons should be banned, the American College of Physicians said in response to the mass casualty shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday that killed at least 59 and injured hundreds more.

"In light of the rising number of mass shootings, this is a serious public health issue that needs to be addressed immediately by Congress," said ACP President Jack Ende.

Separately, the American Academy of Pediatrics called for stronger gun laws at the state and federal levels.

In a tweet, the American Medical Association reiterated its call for background checks and waiting periods for people purchasing firearms.

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