Call your representatives and tell them to fund gun violence research TODAY.

Hundreds of mass shootings have torn communities and families apart in the last year alone – a list so long that most of us will never know the names of the locations where they took place or the people whose lives were lost. Gun violence is a a public health crisis that, on average, takes the lives of 100 people in the United States every day. 

For more than two decades, Congress has failed to provide dedicated funding for gun violence research. Limiting our understanding of gun violence prevents us from enacting evidence-based policies that will protect our lives and communities.

We need to know what policies and methods work to prevent gun violence by those who would harm themselves or others.  Contact your representative today and tell them that we need evidence based policy to combat the gun violence epidemic – and that they need to fund the research we need to craft it.  

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References:

American Public Health Association’s Fact Sheet on Preventing Gun Violence

Here's Why Gun Violence Research in The US Is About to Come to a Grinding Halt

Kellermann AL, Rivara FP. Silencing the Science on Gun Research. JAMA. 2013;309(6):549–550. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.208207

Chapman S, Alpers P, Jones M. Association Between Gun Law Reforms and Intentional Firearm Deaths in Australia, 1979-2013. JAMA. 2016;316(3):291–299. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.8752

Bauchner H, Rivara FP, Bonow RO, Bressler NM, Disis ML(, Heckers S, Josephson SA, Kibbe MR, Piccirillo JF, Redberg RF, Rhee JS, Robinson JK. Death by Gun Violence—A Public Health Crisis. JAMA. Published online October 09, 2017. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.16446

Contact your representative today and tell them that we need evidence based policy to combat the gun violence epidemic – and that they need to fund the research we need to craft it. Personalize your message - tell your representatives why you care about research into this vital area.

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