0
We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
ARTICLE |

Assault Weapons as a Public Health Hazard in the United States

Yank D. Coble Jr, MD; A. Bradley Eisenbrey, MD, PhD; E. Harvey Estes Jr, MD; Mitchell S. Karlan, MD; William R. Kennedy, MD; Michael P. Moulton; Patricia Joy Numann, MD; William C. Scott, MD; W. Douglas Skelton, MD; Richard M. Steinhilber, MD; Jack P. Strong, MD; Henry N. Wagner Jr, MD; William R. Hendee, PhD; William T. McGivney, PhD; Sharon B. Buchbinder, RN, MA; Sona Kalousdian, MD, MPH
JAMA. 1992;267(22):3067-3070. doi:10.1001/jama.1992.03480220085033.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

MOST of the scientific research relating to firearms and their effects on public health has concentrated on handguns. Despite the severity of the firearm problem in this country, and the wealth of publicity associated with it, more scientific investigation is needed on all firearm injuries1 and those due to special classes of guns like assault weapons. The purpose of this report is to review what is known about assault weapons and their impact on public health and to discuss legislation to restrict the sale and private ownership of assault weapons. This report adds to the information provided by Substitute Resolution 264 (A-89), Restriction of Assault Weapons, which states that "the AMA [American Medical Association] supports appropriate legislation that would restrict the sale and private ownership of large-clip, high-rate-of-fire automatic and semiautomatic firearms, or any weapon that is modified or redesigned to operate as a large-clip, high-rate-of-fire automatic or semiautomatic weapon."

Topics

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview

Figures

Tables

References

CME
Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();