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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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Report Suggests that Doctors are a Leading Cause of Death

News  

Friday, May 13, 2016

Report Suggests that Doctors are a Leading Cause of Death

Groups claiming to speak for the medical profession have long criticized America’s gun culture in general and NRA in particular. Besides ...

Washington Times  

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Overshooting the medical mission

Owning a firearm is a personal choice and right afforded to us by the Second Amendment, not a ...

Gun Control Advocates Seek Taxpayer Funding, Guise of Legitimacy

News  

Friday, April 1, 2016

Gun Control Advocates Seek Taxpayer Funding, Guise of Legitimacy

Anti-gun members of Congress and California lawmakers are not only determined to advance their campaign against lawful gun ...

California: Senate Education Committee Update

Friday, March 18, 2016

California: Senate Education Committee Update

On Wednesday, March 16, the Senate Education Committee passed SB 1006. The bill is set to establish the ...

Flawed Study from the Prestigious Lancet Exposes Broader Problems in Anti-gun Research

News  

Friday, March 11, 2016

Flawed Study from the Prestigious Lancet Exposes Broader Problems in Anti-gun Research

The anti-gun press couldn’t contain their excitement. A new study published in the UK’s prestigious The Lancet medical ...

Seattle Times  

Monday, December 21, 2015

Seattle, gun-rights plaintiffs skirmish over tax on gun, ammo sales

Lawyers for Seattle and the National Rifle Association (NRA) exchanged verbal buckshot Friday at a hearing over the ...

Politico  

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Why we can't trust the CDC with gun research

Anti-gun lawmakers have embarked on a national gun control campaign backed by New York City billionaire Michael Bloomberg. ...

The Hill  

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Why Congress stopped gun control activism at the CDC

History is not always written by the victors. In a Nov. 20 letter to the Labor, Health, Human ...

Those Poor Anti-Gun Researchers

News  

Friday, October 16, 2015

Those Poor Anti-Gun Researchers

In just the last 10 years alone, the Chicago-based Joyce Foundation has donated about $40 million to anti-gun organizations, to ...

UK Government Report Urges More Warrantless Searches, Less Doctor-Patient Confidentiality

News  

Friday, September 25, 2015

UK Government Report Urges More Warrantless Searches, Less Doctor-Patient Confidentiality

Despite having one of the world’s strictest gun control regimes, the UK’s gun control advocates and their supportive ...

NRA ILA

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.