Stop medical organizations from funding the NRA.

Stop medical organizations from funding the NRA.

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Michael Weisser started this petition to Senior Public Information Officer Jim Michalski

Gun violence is a serious public health issue because more than 125,000 Americans are killed or wounded every year with guns. Medical research funded by the CDC about gun violence has been stymied since 1997 because of opposition from the NRA expressed through their supporters in Congress. The American Medical Association contributes between $500,000 - $750,000 every election cycle to Members of Congress who vote to block this funding.

This research is of major importance for understanding gun violence and crafting evidence-based public policies that will reduce gun injuries and make our communities safer place to work and live. Medical organizations should not be supporting the political campaigns of politicians who vote to prohibit such research.

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