Posted by Jean Silver-Isenstadt, MD, PhD, NPA Executive Director June 17, 2016 at 6:48 PM
58 national public health, medical, and research organizations have sent a letter to the Senate in support of amendments to the Commerce-Justice-Science appropriations bill, S. 2837/H.R. 2578. S.Amdt. 4750, offered by Senator Murphy, and S.Amdt. 4720, offered by Senator Feinstein, represent critical steps to protect the public health.
S.Amdt. 4750 would expand background checks on all gun purchases, and S.Amdt. 4720 would make it more difficult for known or suspected terrorists to purchase firearms