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U.S. Surgeon General Declares Gun Violence a Public Health Crisis

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy declared gun violence a public health crisis, highlighting the rising numbers of firearm injuries and deaths across the country. Murthy emphasized the need for safer communities where people can go about their daily lives without fear.

He proposed measures including banning assault weapons and large-capacity magazines, implementing universal background checks for gun purchases, and enforcing safe storage practices. The declaration received support from medical organizations, underscoring long-standing concerns about the devastating impact of gun violence on individuals and communities. Read more from the AP here.