Murthy plays “public health crisis” card versus gun rights

Source: Politico

“Gun violence has created a large-scale cycle of trauma and fear that’s damaging Americans’ mental health, making children fearful of going to school and adults of going to public places, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said in announcing a public health crisis Tuesday. Murthy’s report cites the mental health toll beyond direct victims in making the case to Congress to pass legislation to [disarm prospective victims]. … Murthy’s report endorses policies like universal background checks and safe firearm storage laws, regulating guns like other consumer products, and more funding for gun violence research, community-based violence prevention initiatives and emergency preparedness programs.” (06/25/24)