Top Medical Groups Say Gun Violence Is A Public Health Crisis

WASHINGTON — Seven medical groups representing most U.S. physicians are seeking to recast gun-related casualties as a public health crisis, pointing to data that blames firearms for 33,000 U.S. deaths and more than double that many injuries in 2013...

“It does not matter whether we believe that guns kill people or that people kill people with guns — the result is the same: a public health crisis,” Dr. Darren Taichman, the journal’s executive editor, wrote on behalf of the editorial board…

So, even though guns kill more people than opioids every year, guns are a “crisis,” while opioids are an “epidemic.”

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