Saving American lives should not be an issue subjected to partisan bickering. I support repealing the Dickey Amendment and appropriating funds for gun violence research. As an engineer, I want to implement policy based on facts. I support better background checks (as do 90% of voters) and banning gun ownership for convicted domestic abusers. I also support the Second Amendment. My goal is to reduce gun violence without infringing on Second Amendment rights of lawful gun owners.