TPS Issues Statement about El Paso Shooting and Firearm Violence

To Our TPS Members,

Pediatricians, parents, children, and family members  in every community of Texas are grieving with those who lost loved ones this weekend in El Paso. Our patients and their parents are being gunned down in unimaginable public spaces.

Gun violence is a public health crisis in Texas. We must address firearm violence with public health solutions.

As such, Texas lawmakers must act accordingly. The Texas Pediatric Society calls on the Governor and Texas Legislature to, at a minimum, implement the common sense firearm safety policies outlined by the Governor's Firearm Safety Action Plan published in the wake of the Santa Fe High School shooting. Let no more Texans die while we wait to implement common sense firearm safety policies.

Our hearts and prayers are with the El Paso community, our state, and our nation, but be assured that the Texas Pediatric Society stands ready to help take steps to prevent another such event. 

Sincerely,

Ben G. Raimer, MD
President