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.

[Update 2/16/17: We have sent your letter to Congress with 1,000+ of your signatures. We will continue to send letters every 1,000 signatures. Thank you!]

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 Now, 20 years later, even the author of the amendment, Congressman jay Dickey, believes it should be repealed.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


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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  • If this country truly was rational, it would do what another Anglo-Saxon, English speaking country did recently, namely get rid of its assault weapons (that produced about a 40% reduction in mass shootings) and then its handguns (then its mass shootings all but disappeared). But, apparently, Australia is rational in a way this country is not. We value the obscene profits made by weapons manufacturers over the lives of our children. If Sandy Hook could not produce sanity regarding guns here, there is little hope for this culture.
  • Cordelia Mayhew
  • Louise Miller
  • Laura Colby
  • MASS SHOOTINGS HAVE INCREASED dramatically over the last several years. This is the time for action. STOP THE MADNESS AND SUPPORT GUN VIOLENCE RESEARCH BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.
  • No research should ever be banned that so clearly benefits the people and and informs our lawmakers!😳🙏🏻
  • Another child killed and another seriously injured by a man with a gun in a school. Isn’t it time to end the madness? We need research to support sane gun laws now.
  • Jill Singleton – Gun violence is a major killer of our people. I can’t understand why it can’t be studied like any other killer of U.S. citizens.
  • Why would anyone want to limit research? The ruth may not support your position!
  • 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
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