Abstract — The AMA Council on Scientific Affairs did not conduct a rigorous scientific evaluation before supporting a ban on assault weapons. The Council appears to have unquestioningly accepted common misperceptions and even partisan misrepresentations regarding the nature and uses of assault weapons. This article examines the pivotal issues and proposes a rational approach to gun control and more effectual measures to reduce violence in our society.
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Publication Note: “Assault Weapons” Revisited — An Analysis of the AMA Report by Edgar A. Suter, MD was originally published in the Journal of the Medical Association of Georgia, Volume 83, May 1994, while Dr. Miguel A. Faria served as Editor-in-Chief of that medical journal. The link above is provided for readers who wish to read the entire article.
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