The GOP House Appropriations Committee members “blocked a proposal to designate funding specifically for gun violence research” last week. At AMWA, we promote funding for gun research. We need funds to study this public health menace and decrease the burden of fatal and non-fatal gun violence. Again and again we must call on our leaders in the political area to understand the burden of gun violence on our communities and families. AMWA calls for increased support for the medical community and funding resources necessary to appropriately study the issue of gun violence.