GOP Leaders Agree to Lift CDC Ban on Gun Violence Research

GOP Leaders Agree to Lift CDC Ban on Gun Violence Research


Republican leaders agreed to issue a provision in the government funding package to clarify an amendment to make clear the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is not prohibited from researching gun violence, The Hill reported.

The omnibus spending package will not repeal a 1996 amendment from the late Rep. Jay Dickey, R-Ark., which has been renewed each year, the Hill reported.

The so-called Dickey Amendment says “None of the funds made available in this title may be used, in whole or in part, to advocate or promote gun control.” > >> read more ...

Gun Injuries Reduced During NRA Convention: Study

Gun Injuries Reduced During NRA Convention: Study


Like clockwork, the National Rifle Association reduces gun injuries in the US for three days every year — when it holds its annual convention.

Authors of a Harvard Medical School report published in the New England Journal of Medicine examined the “natural experiment” that occurs when about 80,000 NRA members hole up in a conference center. The finding: a 20 percent drop in injuries inflicted by the weapons compared to the same days of the week in the three weeks before and after the event. > >> read more ...

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