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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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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 ...

Public Health Researchers Use Common Gun Control Tactic to Mislead on “Children” and Guns

News  

Friday, May 26, 2017

Public Health Researchers Use Common Gun Control Tactic to Mislead on “Children” and Guns

It is one of the most well-worn tactics of those who advocate for gun control. Step one, acquire ...

Washington Post  

Monday, April 24, 2017

Surgeon general is removed by Trump administration

A physician, Murthy, 39, is a longtime believer that gun violence is a public-health issue, a view that ...

Toronto Sun  

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Canada: CMAJ should retract their flawed report on firearms injuries

On their website, the Canadian Medical Association Journal lists their vision statement as, “Best evidence. Best practice. Best ...

Now Hear This: Shooting Sports Are Good for Your Health, But Loud Noise is Not!

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Hunting  

Friday, February 10, 2017

Now Hear This: Shooting Sports Are Good for Your Health, But Loud Noise is Not!

We hear it all the time from the anti-gun folks: firearms are a “public health” crisis. The proponents ...

Associated Press  

Friday, January 20, 2017

Anti-gun Researchers: Trump win alters conversation on gun control research agenda

The researchers, from dozens of universities, met at a conference on gun violence just days after the November ...

Bloomberg’s “Scientists” Hoping to “Disprove” Your Fundamental Rights

News  

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Bloomberg’s “Scientists” Hoping to “Disprove” Your Fundamental Rights

On October 15, a group of researchers at the Michael Bloomberg funded Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy ...

CTPost  

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Listen to FBI, not bogus science, on gun safety

A recent story (“Connecticut among five safest states for gun violence,” October 12) cites a sham study by ...

Tennessee Gun Control Group Spreads Bad Data to Push Anti-gun Agenda

News  

Friday, September 30, 2016

Tennessee Gun Control Group Spreads Bad Data to Push Anti-gun Agenda

In mid-September, Tennessee gun control group Safe Tennessee Project trumpeted a disturbing new statistic gleaned from the Centers ...

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.