Already this year, there have been over 2,600 deaths from guns in America. This includes 45 children under the age of 12 and 47 police officers. If something isn’t done, we can be sure that we will continue to see senseless gun deaths on a daily basis. There is a lot that Congress can do today to improve gun safety in America. First, if we are going to pass gun laws that work, we need to repeal the Dickey Amendment and allow the CDC to study gun violence. No research topic should be “off limits” in a free and democratic society.