Doctor organization declares gun violence 'public health threat'

April 11, 2014 10:57 PM

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Doctor organization declares gun violence 'public health threat'

He's not alone, which became even clearer on Thursday when the American College of Physicians (ACP), the country’s second-largest physician group, issued a new policy recommendations to reducing gun-related injuries and death.

“Firearm violence is not only a criminal justice issue but also a public health threat,” the group’s position paper states. “A comprehensive, multifaceted approach is necessary to reduce the burden of firearm-related injuries and deaths on individuals, families, communities, and society in general.”

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