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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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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

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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

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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 ...

Reduce Firearm Ownership, Say Anti-Gun Researchers

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Reduce Firearm Ownership, Say Anti-Gun Researchers

A new “study” by David Swedler, trained at the (gun control crusader Michael) Bloomberg School of Public Health, ...

Fox News  

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Connecticut's strict gun licensing law linked to steep drop in homicides? Not really

A new study in the American Journal of Public Health claims that the state of Connecticut’s 1995 gun ...

Legislation Proposes $60 Million for Anti-Gun Research

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Friday, June 5, 2015

Legislation Proposes $60 Million for Anti-Gun Research

On Monday, NRA F-rated Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) introduced legislation to authorize the Centers for ...

Anti-gun Researchers Discover Northeastern Police Chiefs Crave Power, Contend for Nobel Prize in "Well, Duh"

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Anti-gun Researchers Discover Northeastern Police Chiefs Crave Power, Contend for Nobel Prize in "Well, Duh"

The big brains over at the Harvard Injury Control Research Center outdid themselves last month by sharing the penetrating insight ...

Grandstanding Doctors and Lawyers Call for Gun Control

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Grandstanding Doctors and Lawyers Call for Gun Control

On Tuesday, nine doctors and lawyers, claiming to represent their medical and legal organizations (and by extension, the ...

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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.