AAFP Action on MAFP Resolutions on Gun Violence

In July Resolutions from the MAFP’s Annual Meeting were sent to the AAFP.

There was debate at the AAFP Advocacy Committee that resulted in the following decisions and they were accepted at the Congress.
  RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians advocate for regulations to promote safe firearm storage, and be it further

RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians advocate for children’s firearm access prevention laws, and be it further

RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians support firearm safety training programs.

Another step for the national academy that already had good policy, but we thought there was room for improvement.  And the process may enable other medical societies to follow. If you are interested in the process that was used by family medicine let us know.

Two Michigan resolutions, one on criminal penalties for parents failing to safely store  weapons and another on reinstatement of data collection on gun violence banned under Obamacare  were not dealt with by the advocacy committee and were referred to the Board of Directors directly. Those decisions are not known.

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