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American Medical Association endorses gun control

Anti gun violence rally on the Art Museum steps, in Philadelphia.
Anti-gun violence rally on the Art Museum steps, in Philadelphia. Photo: Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The American Medical Association has formally — and overwhelmingly — endorsed a slate of gun control measures, calling gun violence a public health crisis.

Why it matters: The AMA isn’t as powerful as it once was. But in the uphill climb to frame gun violence as a public health issue, having the AMA on board certainly can’t hurt.