We are all aghast at the recent Las Vegas carnage. What meaningful action can we take? Are your readers aware of the information blackout created by the 1996 Dickey Amendment? The Dickey Amendment effectively banned the CDC, NIH and NIMH from gathering hard statistics on gun safety. There is no verifiable data to inform our legislators in making sound policy decisions. This amendment virtually shoots us in the foot concerning attempts to turn an emotional debate into one based on scientific conclusions. Call your legislators today and urge them to repeal the Dickey Amendment.

Martha Dismer

St. Simons Island