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


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 ...

Columbus Dispatch  

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Should US study gun violence as a public health hazard? No

Decades ago, gun-control advocates spoke honestly about their motives. They openly disputed that the Second Amendment affirmed the ...

Washington Post  

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Democrats fail to force vote on bill establishing select panel on gun violence

Two days after a mass shooting at a Texas church, Democratic lawmakers failed Tuesday to force a vote ...

New York Post  

Monday, October 30, 2017

NYC: Gun permits may soon come with a health warning

Gun ownership in New York City could soon come with a warning — it’s dangerous to your health.The ...

Doctors Falsely Claim Guns Are Public Health Crisis


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Doctors Falsely Claim Guns Are Public Health Crisis

Recent reports indicate medical error is the third-highest cause of death in the United States, estimating more than 250,000 deaths per year ...

City Journal  

Friday, September 15, 2017

The Corruption of Public Health

The establishment will resist, of course, but it’s a fight worth making, especially as Republicans hunt for budget ...

Dallas Morning News  

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

How news organizations unintentionally misinformed the public on guns

Here is the unfortunate story of how a couple of teams of researchers and a whole bunch of ...

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