Gun Studies And Government Funding

BY Herschel Smith
5 months, 3 weeks ago

ABC News:

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.



  • Daniel Buchholz

    Anyone else really annoyed at the continued upwards definition of “children”? It used to be under 18, but if you drop out the 18-20 year olds that they include in that number above it drops… a lot.

  • Paul B

    The definition of children is the largest anomaly in the statistics they cite. that and the fact most of the older “children” are of a certain hue or they are all male or they congregate in three geographic regions. these studies are all of a stripe called pseudo science.

    What frosts my cookies is the biggest purveyor if violence funding studies aiding it in becoming to sole provider of violence with MY MONEY. We need to stop this right now.

  • ThomasDanielFrain

    I saw a report last week, but can’t remember where. I wish I could. It will be worth the effort to do so.

    The study broke down firearm injuries, and deaths by zip codes. Taking out those zip codes REALLY cuts the numbers of people hurt & killed.

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