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Sign the petition: fund gun violence research

Republicans in Congress refuse to fund gun-violence research. Lee Zeldin and his colleagues don't think saving lives is more important than securing their next NRA contributions.

Sign the petition. Tell Congress to fund research on gun violence.

Gun violence is a public health crisis. Yet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been prevented from extensively studying how to prevent gun deaths.

Deadly health issues that do receive funding for research and prevention? Smoking, drug and alcohol addiction, drownings, car accidents.

So why is gun violence research unfunded? Because in 1993 the CDC reported that guns in the home lead to increased homicides and suicide. Fearing gun sales would decrease, the NRA launched a relentless lobbying effort to stop further research.

In Congress, I will be a leading voice that takes on the NRA and works to pass common-sense gun violence reforms. Like banning assault weapons, reversing laws that allow non-New York residents to carry concealed handguns into our state, and, finally, funding research into gun violence prevention.

It's time the American people had their voices heard on this critical issue.

Tell Congress to protect public health and prevent gun deaths. Sign the petition to fund research.

Perry

Posted on August 4, 2018.
“It's time Long Island had a strong voice to fight for high-paying jobs, affordable health care, high-quality education and clean air and water.”Perry GershonCandidate for Congress, NY-1