Resolution 18-311

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,       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 of large capacity magazines.

Comments

Not in favor.

The term "large capacity" is purposefully vague.

How about limit all capacities to five?  Instantly outlaw all revolvers, as well the grand majority of semi automatic handguns.

Standard tactic of those trying against any and all firearm ownership.

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