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"Gun Violence" Research

In 1979, gun control supporters within the U.S. Public Health Service started believing they could increase support for gun control by defining firearms as a disease. Studies conducted by gun control supporters in the public health field in the 1980s and early 1990s became the basis of anti-gun activists' claim that having a gun at home increases danger rather than provides protection. 

In 1993, Dr. Mark Rosenberg, of the Service's Centers for Disease Control (CDC), said that the Clinton administration wanted to "reframe the debate" about gun control to portray guns as a public health menace. In 1996, Congress prohibited the CDC from using taxpayer funds to underwrite research advocating gun control. In 2013, President Obama asked Congress to appropriate $10 million for anti-gun research, but Congress has wisely refused to do so. 

Gun control supporters in the public health field claim that gun violence is an "epidemic," but gun violence is alien to most people's experiences and the nation's murder rate has been cut by more than half since 1991, and in 2013 fell to perhaps an all-time low, as Americans' firearm acquisitions have soared.

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Washington Examiner  

Thursday, September 9, 2021

The CDC’s Forever War on Gun Owners

Twenty-five years ago, Congress reprimanded the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for its political advocacy of gun ...

Flailing CDC Abdicates Infectious Disease Role to Target Gun Owners

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Flailing CDC Abdicates Infectious Disease Role to Target Gun Owners

Americans' trust in the federal government has been in a decades long decline. According to Pew Research polling data, in ...

Taxpayer-Funded Advocacy

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Monday, August 16, 2021

Taxpayer-Funded Advocacy

They say tigers don’t change their stripes. The same may be true for public health officials. In 1994, ...

Unwilling or Unable to Control Violent Criminals, Cuomo Targets Gun Owners and the Gun Industry

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Monday, July 12, 2021

Unwilling or Unable to Control Violent Criminals, Cuomo Targets Gun Owners and the Gun Industry

Hall of Fame college basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian once remarked, “The NCAA is so mad at Kentucky they're ...

Delaware: Gun Ban Agenda a Feature This Session

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Delaware: Gun Ban Agenda a Feature This Session

Legislators hostile to Second Amendment rights are not going to rest this session. Last month, the Senate passed Senate ...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Florida Alert! Johns Hopkins Study: No Evidence ‘Assault Weapon’ Bans Reduce Mass Shootings

While Johns Hopkins is well known for their anti-gun leanings, people have long theorized that it has been ...

Bloomberg Course: Certified in Advocacy

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Bloomberg Course: Certified in Advocacy

We did it. We “earned” a course certificate for the Bloomberg School’s massive open online course titled “Reducing ...

Bloomberg Week Four: Policies Anti-Gunners Hate

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Friday, June 7, 2019

Bloomberg Week Four: Policies Anti-Gunners Hate

We’ve reached week four in the Bloomberg School of Public Health open online course, “Reducing Gun Violence in ...

Bloomberg Course: Policies Based on Selective Evidence, Anti-Gun Preferences

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Friday, May 31, 2019

Bloomberg Course: Policies Based on Selective Evidence, Anti-Gun Preferences

Week Three of the Bloomberg School of Public Health Coursera program, “Reducing Gun Violence in America: Evidence for ...

Bloomberg Course Continues Bloomberging Rights Away

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Friday, May 24, 2019

Bloomberg Course Continues Bloomberging Rights Away

Week two of the Bloomberg school massive open online course on “Reducing Gun Violence” ran the same week that one ...

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.