ACTION ALERT: End the Dickey Amendment: Allow Research on Gun Violence

May 29th, 2017 - by admin

Nation of Change Petition – 2017-05-29 23:13:25

ACTION ALERT: End the Dickey Amendment:
Tell Congress to Allow Research on Gun Violence

Nation of Change Petition

(May 22, 2017) — Gun violence kills nearly 100 Americans every day. But Congress refuses to move forward on gun control legislation claiming that there is not enough evidence and not enough research to move forward.

The number of mass shootings has increased dramatically over the last several years. This is the time for action.

We are concerned about the influence NRA has on Congress. In 1996 the NRA passed the Dickey Amendment, preventing the Center for Disease Control from studying the effect of gun violence on the American public.

Now, 20 years later, even the author of the amendment, Congressman jay Dickey, believes it should be repealed.

Not only has Congress not allow any new gun control measures to pass, or in some cases even be voted upon, but they are also working hard to keep anyone from doing any serious research on gun violence.

Now the most powerful medical association in the United States has called gun violence a “public health crisis.” If the American Medical Association is calling for changes to gun control it is time we, and Congress, listen.

ACTION: Sign the petition now and tell Congress to take the first step — repeal the Dickey Amendment and allow for more research on gun violence.