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Historic $25 million deal to fund gun violence research agreed by Congress

Historic $25 million deal to fund gun violence research agreed by Congress

A first funding in more than 20 years for gun violence has been agreed to by Congress. This includes an agreement of about $25 million to be given for the research. Gun violence, which claims close to 40,000 lives annually, the majority of which being suicides. Defensive use of firearms save the lives of millions of Americans a year.

Robert 8 months

Is the research going to be A) trying to prove an existing bias B) buried when it gives the "wrong" results

Crimson Jester
Crimson Jester 8 months

Waste of money

Rocky 8 months

Well this is another waste of time. We already have amazingly accurate statistics on this subject and it's not even close enough to really have a debate. Guns overwhelmingly save lives. I guess it would be nice if they would get away from survey data, but this doesn't suggest they have an alternative method of data collection. I guess if nothing else at least it will give me some more recent studies to cite while destroying the authoritarians arguments on why they should be able to decide which people should have access to their rights.

npc8472 8 months

I can already tell you about school shooters....dont bully unstable kids who have been told repeatedly they are toxic.

Edward Williams
Edward Williams 8 months 500k to 3 million lives saved annually.

Paris Cloud
Paris Cloud 8 months


I have no idea
I have no idea 8 months

We already did this.

ConcealCarryProtect 8 months

Research lives saved by defensive firearm use this time.

Sullivas 8 months

Ah yes, investigating gun violence. This might make them address the fact that most gun death statistics site MALE SUICIDES. Are we going to address that, or just fear monger for guns? The latter? Okay defund this "research."

Kyle G
Kyle G 8 months

...Why? I have the ’right’ to my guns whether it’s better for everyone or not. Do people not know what ‘rights’ are anymore?

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 8 months

Great more research. It's all governments are good for.

Dave 8 months

100% of shootings involved a gun. There, did it for you, can I have the money?

RJ of Cthulhu
RJ of Cthulhu 8 months

The question of the day is who at the CDC and NIH will be managing it and will they be biased?

BoboRama 8 months

I think this is great if they make the data and methodology available. I would love to see statistics on use in self defence and use of long guns in crimes. I doubt anti-gun folks are gonna be as happy as I will be though.

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