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New Zealand Medical Students Support Ban on Semi-Auto Guns

Published: Tue 2 Apr 2019 09:22 AM
In the wake of the terrorist attack on the Muslim community in Christchurch, New Zealand’s medical students strongly support the Government’s ban on military style semi-automatic weapons and high capacity magazines, which will progress through Parliament this week. “Every possible step must be taken to ensure a tragedy like this never happens again in our country,” says the President of the New Zealand Medical Students’ Association (NZMSA), Fraser Jeffery. “These weapons can too easily be modified to take multiple human lives in a short space of time and should not be in the hands of private citizens.”
The medical community has been shocked by their first hand experience of the attacks in Christchurch and the calls for restrictions on such deadly weapons has been strong, including from the New Zealand Medical Association and the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
NZMSA acknowledges the incredible ongoing work of our medical colleagues in Christchurch Hospital in caring for the injured and their families. We also commend the Christchurch medical students who have been involved in the care of those injured whilst on clinical placement. We wish to remind all students of the support available to them through this time.

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