Gun Safety: Fund Research on Gun Violence

In 1996 the Dickey Amendment was enacted. It did not ban research, but instead blocked the CDC from doing gun control advocacy. The practical effect of the law was that the CDC stopped doing gun violence research entirely. 

We need evidence-based reseach to help guide policies and common sense gun laws.  That is why in the 115th Congress (2017-2018), I sponsored the following legislation: 

  • H.R. 1832 - To authorize the appropriation of funds to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for conducting or supporting research on firearms safety or gun violence prevention.
  • H.R. 1478 - Gun Violence Research Act
  • House Res. 367 - Establishing the Select Committee on Gun Violence Prevention.
  • House Res. 370 - Require that a hearing be held whenever there is a moment of silence in the House for a tragedy involving gun violence.
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