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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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Bloomberg Ponies Up $300 Million Dollars to Attack Gun Owners


Friday, September 16, 2016

Bloomberg Ponies Up $300 Million Dollars to Attack Gun Owners

Michael Bloomberg probably realizes he has only so many years left to spread around his enormous fortune to ...

Associated Press  

Friday, September 16, 2016

Bloomberg’s $300M gift to Hopkins focuses on public health

The university announced the gift Thursday. Officials say the money will create the Bloomberg American Health Initiative.The initiative ...

Sacramento Bee  

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

UC Davis Medical Center to house first-ever state anti-gun research center

The UC Davis Medical Center will house the nation’s first state-funded firearm violence research center, an effort backed ...

Professor: Take Granny’s Gun


Friday, August 19, 2016

Professor: Take Granny’s Gun

Gun ban advocates, knowing their goals aren’t especially popular with the American people, have in recent years tried to ...

National Review  

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Gun Control Researcher: You Can’t See My Data

Last month I advised supporters of federal gun research to give the public concrete reasons to believe the ...

Mail Tribune  

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Sen. Wyden (D-Ore.) seeks tax dollars for anti-gun research

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, wants the Centers for Disease Control to be able to study gun violence, and ...

Report Suggests that Doctors are a Leading Cause of Death


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


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 ...

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