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ATS Releases Firearm Violence Position Statement

Wednesday, August 15, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Claire Etheridge
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Firearm violence is a major national emergency and a public health crisis. The American Trauma Society (ATS) believes it is time for all, including our legislators, to get involved, advocate for new research into this problem, and work towards a shared resolution of this national issue. Expressing our grief and outrage alone has not been an effective tactic for change. We must be proactive instead of reactive, avoid assigning blame, and join together to meet this challenge. Our response must be consistent and continuous until we see an end to the violence.  


The ATS issued an initial statement on firearm violence in 2013. Unfortunately, we are in a position not only to re-issue the initial recommendations, but to expand them to reflect the evolution of the issues and the multi-faceted nature of the situation before the nation. We understand the issues we face today as Americans are more than just about firearms, and our recommendations were developed with that premise in mind. 


Read the full statement here.

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