Published March 09, 2018
The Gun Violence Research Act would amend the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 to eliminate restrictions on the Department of Health and Human Services from using federal funds to promote research on gun violence injuries and fatalities. H.R. 1478 was introduced by Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) on March 9, 2017. AACN sent a letter in support of the bill given its emphasis on promoting the science behind this public health threat, especially in light of recent occurrences of gun violence in schools and campuses. Nurses are integral to both researching this issue and caring for victims of gun violence.