Medical Society Offers Condolences to Texas Victims’ Families, Supports Waiting Period and Background Checks for Firearms Purchases  

For Immediate Release 
May 25, 2022 

 

Medical Society Offers Condolences to Texas Victims’ Families,
Supports Waiting Period and Background Checks for Firearms Purchases

 

Statement Attributable to:
Parag Mehta, MD
President, Medical Society of the State of New York 

“Less than two weeks after the heartbreaking mass shooting in our own community of Buffalo, we are again distraught by yet another mass shooting. MSSNY offers our deep condolences to the victims’ families. The horrific event in Texas yesterday—this time causing the unimaginable deaths of 19 innocent children and two teachers—reminds us of the urgent need for a waiting period and background checks for firearms purchases.

“MSSNY supports 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. In addition, MSSNY supports a ‘red flag’ concept in New York State.

“As a father, I say enough is enough.  These measures must be enacted as soon as possible to help prevent further tragedies from occurring.”

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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. 

Media Contact:
Roseann Raia
Communications / Marketing
Medical Society of the State of New York
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