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ANA President Cipriano in The Huffington Post:
We Must Work Together To End Gun Violence
"The time to unite and take action is now. Together we can halt the growing list of victims. We can stop the madness by forging solutions that address the myriad issues that promote cycles of violence. We must raise our voices to join with members of our communities and at every level of civil society in dialogue and action, to address the underlying issues that result in hate and motivate unspeakable acts of violence."
ANA Takes a Stand on Gun Violence
On June 25, 2016, during ANA's annual Membership Assembly gathering, ANA issued a declaration that calls for the ban on gun violence research to be lifted.
We need research to develop meaningful, evidence-based prevention strategies critical to ending gun violence. As a minimum step toward meaningful progress, ANA strongly urges Congress to repeal language blocking the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from conducting gun violence research and provide appropriate funding to examine the causes and prevention strategies for gun violence.
About The Issue
For decades, ANA has called on Congress to enact sensible legislation aimed at reducing gun violence.
In the wake of the Orlando massacre, ANA, representing the voice of more than 3.6 million registered nurses is renewing its call to action by urging lawmakers to immediately repeal restrictions prohibiting the CDC from studying gun violence.
At an alarming rate, registered nurses and other health professionals, in emergency departments, hospitals and clinics across the country, are being called upon to care for victims of mass shootings, homicides, suicides, and accidental shootings.
As the largest single group of health care professionals, nurses are increasingly caring for those victimized by gun violence and those forced to confront the physical and emotional consequences of these senseless acts.
ANA's Gun Violence Declaration 2016-06-20
ANA's Gun Violence One Pager
ANA's Research Letter on Gun Violence to the House Appropriations Committee
ANA's Research Letter on Gun Violence to House and Senate Leadership