Canadian Doctors for Protection from Guns (CDPG)
Advocacy, Awareness raising, Disarmament, Gun/Armed Violence, Lobbying, Policy
We call upon the federal government to address this public health crisis by way of two specific actions:
1. The introduction of legislation and other tools to reduce the prevalence of firearms, such as restrictions on gun ownership, an amnesty program to recover firearms currently in circulation, and a strategic approach to reduce the illegal sale of guns and the importation of firearms from other jurisdictions;
2. Funding and infrastructure for research on the epidemiology of firearm injury and death including the role of societal determinants such as poverty, mental illness, racial discrimination, and social isolation; as well as the effectiveness of strategies to reduce firearm related injuries and deaths.