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Posted by Avantika Krishna on July 22, 2016
Did you know that there is a congressional ban preventing the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) from researching gun violence? With approximately 30,000 gun related deaths per year, the rate of gun violence in the United States is unparalleled by any other country in the developed world. Yet Congress continues to deny that it is a public health issue. The American Medical Association recognizes that the only way to save the thousands of lives affected by gun violence is by lifting the congressional ban so that the CDC can research gun violence, and recommend appropriate action to help lower the death toll. Lifting the Congressional ban will require extensive lobbying. Public charities and trade organizations like the AMA can lobby, and it will prove essential in this fight to end gun violence.