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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!

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 Now, 20 years later, even the author of the amendment, Congressman jay Dickey, believes it should be repealed.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

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RECENT SIGNATURES

Ana

signed 17 hours ago

Lisa

signed 3 days ago

I'm signing because it is absolutely ridiculous that Congress would block financing of vital research on gun violence that would save lives.

Kelly

signed 4 days ago

The argument against gun control always seems to ask for proof, but we're hamstrung from attaining said proof by this amendment. Catch-22.

Dawn

signed 5 days ago

Dawn

signed 7 days ago

I'm signing because we'll never win the fight for gun control with policies we hope will work, we have to know beyond a doubt.