“We must find solutions.”

MSMS on Michigan State University Mass Shooting

The following is a public statement from Thomas Veverka, MD, president of the Michigan State Medical Society, in response to the mass shooting on the campus of Michigan State University on February 13, 2023.

“As details continue to emerge about the tragic shooting at Michigan State University—the community where our organization is headquartered—we are horrified. Together, we must find solutions to put a stop to the senseless public health risk of violence before more lives are lost.  We as physicians work to identify mental health issues and other concerns that could lead to tragedy, and we strongly support federal and state efforts to ensure that physicians can fulfill that role in preventing firearm deaths by health screening, patient counseling on gun safety, and referral to mental health services for those with behavioral and emotional medical conditions. We need to deploy a complete array of cultural, social, medical, legal, and educational tools and assets.  We need to do it together.”

MSMS and the American Medical Association Firearm Safety Policies are included below.

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