“The Minnesota Medical Association, the largest physicians’ organization in Minnesota is calling for a ban on “assault weapons” or semiautomatic weapons. Following the school massacre in Florida last month where 17 students and educators were killed, the group says there’s no time for inaction and that gun violence has become a public health crisis. . .
Gun violence and firearm-related accidents kill more than 30,000 Americans each year. In Minnesota, there were more than 400 firearm-related deaths in 2016. The doctors are calling for a “renewal and strengthening” of the assault weapons ban, including the high-capacity magazines guns like the ones used in the Parkland high school shooting, and the Las Vegas concert massacre that claimed 58 lives.” ~KTTC, March 8th