Everytown Statement on Government Spending Bill, Which Includes Fix NICS and Language Clarifying the Dickey Amendment
NEW YORK – Today Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown, released the following statement on the government spending bill, which includes the Fix NICS Act and report language noting that the Secretary of Health and Human Services has clarified that the Centers for Disease Control has authority to conduct research on the causes of gun violence.
STATEMENT BY JOHN FEINBLATT, PRESIDENT OF EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY:
“Congress clearly feels the pressure from Americans demanding action, but these baby steps forward aren’t enough. Congress needs to buck the NRA and go big on gun safety. If they don’t, voters will throw them out.”
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
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