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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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Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Only What We Want Ye to Hear

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Only What We Want Ye to Hear

Can we finally put the claim that “gun violence” research is underfunded to rest? The Bloomberg Professor of American Health ...

State of “Gun Violence” in the United States

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Friday, May 10, 2019

State of “Gun Violence” in the United States

Politicians treat so-called "gun violence" as a lever issue, hoping to energize their base and guilt law-abiding Americans ...

Identifying the Problem of Gun Control Research

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Friday, April 12, 2019

Identifying the Problem of Gun Control Research

In 2017, anti-gun researcher John Donohue and his team released a study that purported to find that Right ...

National Review  

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Gun Control and a Doctor’s ‘Lane’

I believe a physician may indulge her or his First Amendment rights to decry the Second Amendment or ...

Politics over Data: The Rhode Island Working Group

News  

Friday, October 12, 2018

Politics over Data: The Rhode Island Working Group

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo convened a task force focused on “gun safety” last April, comprised predominantly of members ...

Forbes  

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

AMA Intensifies Push For Gun Control Ahead Of Midterm Elections

The AMA’s policy-making House of Delegates Tuesday endorsed several gun control measures including renewed support for banning assault ...

Poll from Bloomberg-Bankrolled School Misleads on Support for Gun Control

News  

Friday, May 25, 2018

Poll from Bloomberg-Bankrolled School Misleads on Support for Gun Control

Billionaire gun control benefactor Michael Bloomberg has paid a great deal of money to have is name grace Johns ...

The Hill  

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Public Health Totalitarians: Amend Constitution to Ban Firearms

Organizations such as The American Academy of Nursing, The American Nurse Association, The American Psychiatric Nurses Association, and ...

National Review  

Monday, April 2, 2018

There’s No Ban on Studying Gun Violence

To start with, nobody has been banned from anything, in the way we typically think of government bans. ...

USA Today  

Monday, March 12, 2018

Don’t use tax dollars to promote gun control

The NRA fully supports research, both private and public, which examines the root causes of violence in our ...

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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.