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Reducing Firearm-Related Injury and Death, 2019 Updates

The WSMA support research to help us understand and reduce the multi-factorial causes and consequences of firearm-related injury and death. (Res C-23, A-19)

The WSMA support improved access to mental health care, while cautioning against broadly including all individuals with a mental health or substance use disorder in a category of individuals prohibited from purchasing firearms. (Res C-23, A-19)

The WSMA support policy that would prohibit those guilty of violence against a family member or intimate partner—including dating partners, cohabitants, stalkers, and those who victimize any family member—from purchasing or possessing firearms. (Res C-23, A-19)

Return to the WSMA Policy Compendium index

Abbreviations for House of Delegates report origination:

EC – Executive Committee; BT – Board of Trustees; CPA – Council on Professional Affairs; JC – Judicial Council; CHS – Community and Health Services

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