October 04, 2017

Statement of ABA President Hilarie Bass Re: Addressing gun violence in America

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2017 – The American Bar Association joins our country in mourning the innocent people who lost their lives in Las Vegas and our sympathies go out to all those who were injured and traumatized by this pointless attack. 

In the aftermath of yet another tragic mass shooting in America, more than sympathy is needed. The ABA will rededicate its efforts to facilitate changes to stop senseless gun deaths.

Legal experts from all backgrounds agree this can be done through sensible regulations, legislation and widespread education that can protect the safety of individuals and their constitutional rights. And the ABA is working with a broad coalition of medical societies and health organizations to address gun violence as a critical public health problem.

Effective and constitutional solutions exist. It is past time to work together to enact them.

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