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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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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 ...

Woodward News (Okla.)  

Monday, January 26, 2015

Why is gun ownership inquiry showing up on routine patient history paperwork?

Like many people over the last several weeks, Angela Squibb of Woodward caught a small case of the ...

"Assault Gun" Kelly Strikes Again

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Friday, January 23, 2015

"Assault Gun" Kelly Strikes Again

In a 2013 special election, anti-gun U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) swept into office after being bankrolled by ...

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Eleventh Circuit Upholds Florida's Patient Privacy Law

In a victory for gun owners who simply seek medical care, not political philosophy, from their doctors, the ...

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Friday, September 13, 2013

More Guns, Less Murder?

"Stampede" would only slightly exaggerate the speed with which anti-gun public health researchers responded to President Obama's call ...

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Friday, June 7, 2013

Anti-Gun Researchers Saddling Up to Ride Again

With the racetrack dust having barely settled after this year's Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, and with the ...

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.