Submitted by: Richmond Academy of Medicine
WHEREAS, MSV Policy 145.003 expresses support for future laws and regulations relating to firearms which would promote trauma control and increased public safety, and
WHEREAS, MSV Policy 515.001 opposes any type of domestic violence and supports the inclusion of educational material regarding resources, criminal laws, and prevention in government publications related to marriage and families, and
WHEREAS, the American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and American Psychiatric Association on 2/16/18 renewed their call on government to act on the public health epidemic of gun violence including placing constitutionally appropriate restrictions on the manufacture and sale of assault weapons and large capacity magazines, and the American College of Surgeons on 2/28/18 reiterated their continued support of restrictions on assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition clips, and
WHEREAS, District of Columbia vs. Heller upheld the right of individual states to impose restrictions on gun ownership, therefore be it
RESOLVED, that the Medical Society of Virginia will support limits to the sale and ownership and firearms with features designed to increase their rapid firing ability, as defined in H.R. 3355 of the 103rd Congress.