Pelosi calls for gun research ban to be removed

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Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced that Democrats will insist that the research ban be removed from law as part of the $1.1 omnibus that Congress needs to pass by next week to fund the government. Regardless of your political leanings, this is important news if you are an advocate for children's mental health.

The convoluted logic of pairing gun violence with the need for mental health reform, while at the same time refusing to allow comprehensive research on the causes of gun violence, must come to an end now.

Insisting on reversing the ban on using federal money to research gun violence presents a daunting challenge, but a necessary one. Regardless of your political leanings, Network faithful, this is an important issue to get solidly behind. Let your representative know your thoughts!

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