Does the rampant gun violence in the nation suggest a public health crisis?

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  • Absolutely! Most gun-related deaths are suicides
  • Maybe, but the gun lobby is the real problem
  • Better gun laws or healthcare won’t stop criminal psychopaths
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      Seema WaghmareSeema Waghmare
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      Many medical professionals have already accepted gun-violence as a public health crisis. According to a CDC analysis from 2020, 53% of gun-related deaths were suicides, and mass shootings were responsible for only a fraction of these. As the problem is only getting worse, some citizens are blaming the gun lobby, and others believe this is just a symptom of a bigger problem.

      What do you think? Who is responsible? And what can the medical community do to help?

      https://www.aamc.org/news-insights/crossroads-addressing-gun-violence-public-health-crisis

      What the data says about gun deaths in the U.S.

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      Sandra LecroySandra Lecroy
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      I think guns should have a state issued sticker every year like a auto registration. If someone is caught with a gun the sticker should be run to check if appropriate person it is registered too is in possession of it or if felonies are current. And must be done yearly.
      Those who have a history of mental illness as evidenced by a data base of psych meds registered to their name thru pharmacies should be evaluated by psychiatric Dr in order to approve or deny owning guns if pt chooses to be.

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      Barbara CooneyBarbara Cooney
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      If we have to identify it as a Public Health crisis then let’s do it. What ever it takes to get this country under control, ie marshall law, military, etc.
      Continuing to just talk about it does nothing. What ARE we waiting for?

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      felix david inyangfelix david inyang
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      Make strong laws and regulations about the guns nd implement them to the fullest.

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      pervinsurtipervinsurti
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      Positive vibes spread through prayers teachings seminars for peace for all will help brains to be at peace to pray and pray with only a pureveg diet no eggs also

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      cbeattyiiidpmcbeattyiiidpm
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      Use the word ‘WEAPON!”; All went bad, AFTER , the ‘FLOYD”, fiasco!

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      Dr Hakim DassDr Hakim Dass
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      Better & positve communicatiins can ressolve gun shot problems

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      Ajeesh RajAjeesh Raj
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      Better & positve communicatiins can ressolve gun shot problems

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