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In federal appeals court, Maryland doctors groups support county law requiring safety, suicide prevention info during gun sales

September 8, 2023
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A host of medical organizations have filed a brief in support of an Anne Arundel County law that requires informational literature regarding suicide prevention and conflict de-escalation be included during the sales of firearms as the policy is challenged in a federal appeals court. Nationwide organizations, such as the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Medical Association, as well as statewide groups such as The Maryland Psychiatric Society and MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society, jointly filed the legal brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, urging the court to side with Anne Arundel County and allow the informational literature requirement to continue.

 

Article Source: Maryland Matters

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