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Why The Government Stops Gun Violence Research

Since 1996 the government has refused to fund any studies about gun violence. Given recent events, will they change their minds?

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Ex-Rep. Dickey Regrets Restrictive Law On Gun Violence Research

“Former Rep. Jay Dickey of Arkansas authored an amendment that restricted funding for research into gun violence and its effects on public health. Dickey tells Steve Inskeep he now has deep regrets.”

Why the CDC still isn’t researching gun violence, despite the ban being lifted two years ago

“The CDC had not touched firearm research since 1996 — when the NRA accused the agency of promoting gun control and Congress threatened to strip the agency’s funding. The CDC’s self-imposed ban dried up a powerful funding source and had a chilling effect felt far beyond the agency: Almost no one wanted to pay for gun violence studies, researchers say.”
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