The President of the American Medical Association has declared that gun violence has become a "public health crisis", that requires immediate action by the Congress. He said that the AMA will launch a strong lobbying campaign for new gun control laws, and has asked the Congress to focus most of its attention on controlling access to handguns. The AMA also demanded that Congress allow the Center for Disease Control to study gun violence as being a disease that affects the health of the nation. Here is a link to their press release: AMA Calls Gun Violence "A Public Health Crisis" (http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/news/news/2016/2016-06-14-gun-violence-lobby-congress.page) . It appears that guns are now considered to be a disease, and the American Medical Association wants a cure to be found! .