Did You Know?
The NRA blocked research on gun violence in the 1990s! It’s true – backed by the NRA, Congress passed legislation that stripped the Center for Disease Control (CDC) of $2,6 million, the amount it had spent on firearms during the previous year. Moreover, the law’s language stated that “none of the funds made available in this title may be used, in whole or in part, to advocate or promote gun control.” Obama has since instructed the CDC to continue the research that had been shut down. Unfortunately this period of funding may continue to impact research as there are now fewer experts in this field.
If guns are not the problem, why block research?
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NPR, All Things Considered: Debate Rages On Even As Research Ban On Gun Violence Ends