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Guns and Weapons

Trauma Prevention

The WSMA supports working with the Washington Chapter of the American College of Surgeons to enact safe and sane legislation relating to the purchase of firearms to include:

  1. Firearm education and safety certification prior to purchase;
  2. Licensure appropriate to the class of firearm desired for purchase; and
  3. Establishment of an appropriate waiting period between application for purchase and/or licensure and purchase of the firearm.

(Res C-1, A-93) (Reaffirmed A-17)

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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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