Medical professionals have a front-row seat to the devastating effects of our country’s gun violence epidemic. We need their voices and public health perspective in this fight.
United for Gun Safety
In 2018, Giffords joined with 14 leading medical and public health organizations to urge Congress to fund research to address America’s gun violence crisis. In a letter sent today to congressional leadership for the 116th Congress, the groups noted that over the past several decades, scientific and medical research has led to policies that have saved countless lives related to automobiles, public sanitation, and cancer.
In an historic move, the House passed a bill in 2019 which appropriated $50 million in research funding to the CDC and NIH, the first time in decades. Through its partnership with the medical and public health groups, Giffords held rallies in Colorado, Louisiana, and Florida, calling on each state’s senators to pass the House’s bill.
Giffords Medical Partners
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
- American College of Physicians
- American Medical Student Association
- American Psychological Association
- American Public Health Association
- Big Cities Health Coalition
- National Association of County and City Health Officials
- National Network of Public Health Institutes
- Doctors for America
- Safe States Alliance
- Student Osteopathic Medical Association
- This Is Our Lane
The gun safety movement is on the march: Americans from different background are united in standing up for safer schools and communities. Join us to make your voice heard and power our next wave of victories.GET INVOLVED
We can prevent gun violence while also supporting the Second Amendment. Gun Owners for Safety unites hunters, sport shooters, and collectors who want commonsense gun laws.
Veterans have a unique role to play in the fight against gun violence, and their voices are critical to helping us achieve lasting progress on this issue.
Law enforcement who respect the community they serve and earn their trust are critical partners in the ongoing struggle for peace and safety.