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

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For every 1,000 signatures, NationofChange will send a letter to Congress demanding that they repeal the Dickey Amendment and allow for more research on gun violence.

Not only will 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.

This month 49 people were murdered in an Orlando dance club. The number of mass shootings has increased dramatically over the last several years. This is the time for action.

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 Now, 20 years later, even the author of the amendment, Congressman jay Dickey, believes it should be repealed.

Gun violence kills nearly 100 Americans every day. In the last year alone there were 372 mass shootings, killing 475 people. Yet Congress refuses to move forward on gun control legislation claiming that there is not enough evidence and not enough research to move forward.

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.

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


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  • danuta radko
  • Epidemiological methods are legitimate approaches to understanding gun violence better… which may lead to fewer incidents of gun violence (and fewer visits to the national system of Emergency Rooms). ..
  • To deny research on anything is to say “no” to truly understanding an issue, to learning what is possible or not possible, to learning advantages or disadvantages involved etc. To deny research is to stay ignorant and dumb and to make decisions from a gross lack of knowledge which serves no one including oneself.
  • We MUST reduce gun violence and research into gun violence can help reduce gun violence.
  • We need to reduce gun violence and research into gun violence can help reduce gun violence.
  • Johanna Myers
  • Julie Griffith
  • Sign the petition: End the Dickey Amendment: Tell Congress to Allow Research on Gun Violence
  • Sign the petition: End the Dickey Amendment: Tell Congress to Allow Research on Gun Violence
  • Why would you believe that research on gun violence is unnecessary when we have stem cell resesrch aiming to fix biological mistakes and damage? What will your position be if a loved one is the next victim of an aggressive angry person with an assault rifle? This is an appeal to your HUMANITY! Who are we, really, who let guns into ACADEMIC institutions, fostering unnecessary fear, increasing the risk of shootings, not minimizing it.

    My 12-year-old grandson has more maturity. Grow up!
  • FREDDE HOLLMAN
  • Sign the petition: End the Dickey Amendment: Tell Congress to Allow Research on Gun Violence
  • Lynne Foosaner

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