Gun violence is a public health crisis that our country has been facing for decades. We seek a society where we can feel safe in our communities without the risk of violent death.
In times of increased gun violence, thoughts and prayers are no longer enough. We need policies and action.
Researching the effects of gun violence is essential but, because of a provision known as the Dickey Amendment, the U.S. government hasn’t conducted any significant research on the impact of gun violence for more than 20 years.
FCNL submitted this statement in advance of a hearing, calling on Congress to mark up and pass the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019 (H.R. 1296).
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