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APTR Urges Congress to Address Firearm-related Injuries & Fatalities

Monday, November 27, 2017   (0 Comments)
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APTR joined other national medical, public health, and research organizations in urging congress to find a bipartisan path forward for comprehensive legislative solutions to firearm-related injuries and fatalities. Federal policy should address gun violence with the same dedication applied to other successful public health initiatives over the past 25 years, such as immunizations, public sanitation, and motor vehicle safety.

In a letter sent to every member of congress, APTR stated that, "strengthening firearm background checks and supporting federal research and public health surveillance on firearm-related injuries and fatalities would provide meaningful progress in achieving a public health solution for this issue." The letter was organized by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Letter sent to House

Letter sent to Senate

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