The Alliance is saddened and horrified by the most recent spate of mass shootings in the United States. More than two years ago, AAIM joined 40 other leading organizations to call for policies to help reduce firearm related injury and death in the United States. Today, the Alliance calls for policymakers to represent the interests of the public—which includes our patients, learners, and faculty and staff—and support legislation to mandate background checks, enact “red flag” laws, ban access to assault weapons, and increase federal support for research on gun violence as a public health issue.As part of a democratic nation, the public is uniquely positioned to influence change. By supporting elected officials and leaders who support change to gun safety regulation, AAIM members can and must call for action to prevent future tragedy for American families—our patients.
Melvin S. Blanchard, MD, FACPChair, AAIM Board of Directors
D. Craig Brater, MD, MACPAAIM President and CEO
Bergitta E. Cotroneo, FACMPEAAIM Deputy Chief Executive Officer and EVP