3 years, 1 month ago
In 1996 the NRA successfully lobbied Congress to pull millions of dollars out of government-funded firearms research. This has resulted in essentially a 17 year moratorium on major studies about gun injuries, which claim the lives of more than 1,000 children a year in the United States.
This is a candidate for the dumbest paragraph I’ve ever seen written in the Main Stream Media. Note it’s obviously progressive position.
The fact that the government isn’t funding silly studies with liberal university professors or the CDC isn’t simply the market deciding what it will sustain and what it won’t. It isn’t simply letting people and their dollars and cents sort out what is worth something and what isn’t.
No, lobbying Congress to stop funding ridiculous studies amounts to a “moratorium” on major studies. That’s right. It’s now somehow prohibited, illegal, or banned.
I don’t know of any particular subject that is banned, and certainly not guns or gun statistics. But to the progressive, pulling funding dollars from our tax money is justification enough to throw around a word that means something is banned, or in other words, it’s justification enough to lie.