Major Medical Communities Call Gun Violence a "Public Health Crisis"

"It does not matter whether we believe that guns kill people or that people kill people with guns -- the result is the same: a public health crisis."

Seven medical groups have released a statement proposing policy changes to slow the rate of gun-related injuries and deaths in the United States. Together, they outlined recommendations including things like advancing universal background checks, increasing mental health care, and eliminating laws that bar doctors from talking to their patients about guns and safety.

They hope to model the proposed recommendations after successful campaigns that helped stem tobacco use, increase seat-belt use, and avoid accidental poisonings. Read more on their recommendations and their call to action against preventable gun injuries and deaths HERE