Statement attributable to:

Gerald E. Harmon, M.D.

President, American Medical Association

“Today’s bipartisan blueprint to address gun violence is a breakthrough that shows compromise is possible, common ground can be reached, and that Congress can take commonsense steps to keep deadly weapons out of the hands of people who are a significant danger to themselves or others. This agreement will save lives.

“The measures announced today must be only a first step in confronting the public health crisis of gun violence. The American Medical Association and the American people, by large majorities, support additional, significant steps to stop this scourge. We urge all senators to support this deal and to continue working together to prevent the type of violence we as physicians see on a daily basis in emergency departments, trauma centers and morgues in every single state of our country.”

In opening remarks to the AMA House of Delegates on Friday, Dr. Harmon delivered remarks on gun violence. To access video and a transcript of his speech, click here.

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