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The Medical Society of the State of New York Passes Gun Safety Resolutions
Resolutions Passed at Today’s Medical Society Annual House of Delegates Meeting
For Immediate Release
Westbury, NY, March 24, 2018—The Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) today passed the following gun safety resolutions at its annual House of Delegates meeting:
- MSSNY will support legislation that blocks the sale of any device or modification—including but not limited to bump stocks—that functionally convert a firearm into a weapon that mimics fully-automatic operation. In addition, MSSNY voted to support legislation that would ban the sale and/or ownership of high capacity magazines or clips and high speed high destruction rounds.
- MSSNY will support legislation that requires a waiting period and background checks prior to the purchase of all firearms, including the person-to-person transfer, internet sales, and interstate transactions of all firearms.
- MSSNY believes that gun violence in the United States is a public health crisis and will support legislation that would reverse the ban that prohibits the Center for Disease Control from researching gun related injuries, deaths and suicides related to this violence.
- MSSNY will create a task force to study and make recommendations regarding how healthcare providers can play a role in safely sequestering a patient’s firearms to reduce the risk of suicide during a vulnerable time.
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Founded in 1807, the Medical Society of the State of New York is the state’s principal non-profit professional organization for physicians, residents and medical students of all specialties. Its mission is to represent the interests of patients and physicians to assure quality healthcare services for all.
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