January 28, 2023
[ED: If you’re not familiar with Dr. Joseph Sakran’s distinguished body of work, see our earlier posts herehere and here.]
Medical professionals have an obligation to work beyond the bedside to protect the health of our communities. It is our duty to respond to the gun violence crisis, which is perhaps the most important public health problem in modern time.
 
Healthcare workers have seen far too often the consequences of assault weapons, which transmit such energy and force that they liquefy organs and explode bones, leaving some victims only identifiable through DNA tests. This epidemic is made all the more devastating because it is preventable through sensible policy solutions, like banning assault weapons.

— Dr. Joseph Sakran in Brady, Medical Professionals Urge Senate Action on Assault Weapons Ban, Announce New Physician-Led Partnership

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