Allow the CDC to study gun violence!
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We were all horrified by what happened in Las Vegas. But as we know, this is part of a much larger epidemic in our country.
There are over 30,000 deaths in the United States each year due to guns, but because of a 22-year-old rule known as the "Dickey Amendment", the CDC is prohibited from studying gun violence.
The amendment states, "none of the funds made available for injury prevention and control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may be used to advocate or promote gun control.”
This is truly an outrage. If we are going to solve this terrible problem, we need data-driven solutions. That starts with our dedicated scientists at the CDC.
Sign this petition to urge the United States Congress and the President to grant the CDC the ability to begin an in-depth study so that we may find feasible solutions together.
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