Thursday, December 3, 2015

A Lot of People Are Telling Congress to Repeal Its Gag Order on Gun Violence Research

On Wednesday, nine medical associations publicly urged Congress to overturn the so-called Dickey Amendment, which in 1996 effectively halted research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) into the causes of gun violence.

"Gun violence is a public health problem that kills 90 Americans a day," Dr. Alice Chen, the executive director of Doctors for America, said in a statement. "Physicians believe it’s time to lift this effective ban and fund the research needed to save lives."


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