Sunday, March 11, 2018

What is the Dickey Amendment?? Apologized in 2002

   In 1996 Republican Jay Dickey from Arkansas, with an A plus NRA rating, added an amendment to the budget that forbade the CDC from using any money or from studying any effect
gun violence has in America.

   Since then, the NRA has had full control over gun sales in the US, without any fear of any studies showing how bad they are in our society.  REPUBLICANS!!!

   After leaving office in 2001, and following the mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado, Dickey publicly reversed his position on gun violence research.

  He stated that he should not have become "the NRA's point person in Congress" to suppress valid and valuable work. He called for new scientific research in the field."   Dickey died in 2017.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why didn't the Dems bring it back when they had control? Will they next year if they take back the house?