No more promises without action.
Donald Trump’s calls for arming teachers and putting guns in our schools put our kids in more danger, and it's an attempt to distract the American people from the real issue at hand: the NRA has bought our government. In fact, the gun lobby has been instrumental in preventing us from even studying the effects of gun violence in this country. The Dickey Amendment restricts the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from researching gun violence and its effects on public health.
Texas has a proud tradition of responsible gun ownership. But more firearms do not keep people safe - and the numbers prove it. We have to treat the gun violence epidemic in our country like the urgent public health crisis it is - by using facts, and data, and crafting policy based on that data. Lifting the ban on studying gun violence will finally allow us to make fact-based decisions on how to prevent the next Sutherland Springs, the next Sandy Hook, or the next Parkland.
Add your name to stand with Julie in calling for the repeal of the Dickey Amendment today.