Statement attributed to:
Steven J. Stack, MD
President, American Medical Association

"As the nation's healers, we are shocked and saddened by the horrific, senseless murders in Orlando and a brazen, targeted attack on LGBTQ Americans. We offer our deepest condolences to those who lost friends and loved ones, and we extend our hopes for recovery to the men and women still fighting for their lives. With these newest shocking images of gun violence seared in our collective conscience, we know these wounds — physical and mental — will take time to heal. The AMA and physicians across America stand ready to not only treat the sick, but to find solutions to prevent future gun violence."

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