In response to last month's school shooting in Newtown, Conn., President Barack Obama unveiled Wednesday his plan for curbing gun violence, including a ban on assault weapons and expansion of mental health services. These gun control regulations earned praises from leading medical groups, including the AAP. "The president's federal policy recommendations today represent the necessary national commitment to addressing gun violence prevention and mental health access in a comprehensive, meaningful way," AAP president Thomas K. McInerny, M.D., FAAP, said.

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