The American College of Physicians (ACP) has urged its internist members to get more involved in the prevention of gun violence.
In the February 1 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine, the ACP advised members to counsel patients on handgun use and safety, support community efforts to reduce firearm injuries, and endorse legislative and regulatory measures to reduce gun violence. "Efforts by physicians to prevent firearm injury must be as vigilant as efforts to encourage seat belt use a decade ago," said ACP President William A. Reynolds, MD.
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