Physician who survived mass shooting heads to Capitol Hill

Emily Lieberman, MD — a pediatrician who survived a mass shooting in Highland Park, Ill., last summer — has mobilized dozens of physicians to share their medical expertise on the gun violence epidemic and lobby for reforms at the nation's capital next month, the Chicago Tribune reported Nov. 22.  

Dr. Lieberman is working closely with March Fourth, a nonprofit advocacy organization created in the wake of the Fourth of July shooting that is lobbying for Senate Bill 736, which would impose a ban on assault rifles. 

"While there are many coalitions, fantastic advocates, out there, there isn’t a coalition I'm aware of that is specifically dedicated to the assault weapons ban," she told the Chicago Tribune. "I think a physician's voice on this issue is the most sensible way to prevent mass shootings."

Dr. Lieberman created a medical outreach arm for the foundation and has helped recruit more than 50 physicians and medical experts across 24 states to meet with lawmakers in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 6 and Dec. 7. 

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