Democrats Want to Give CDC Funds for Gun Research – Total Conservative

Posted by Raw Editor on April 9, 2017 in politics |

A group of Democrats from the House and Senate have announced a new bill that would give researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funds to conduct studies on gun safety and firearms violence.Proposed by Sen. Ed Markey and Rep. Carolyn Maloney, the bill would give $10 million annually to the CDC for the next six years.“Gun violence is ending lives and shattering families in Massachusetts and across the country,” said Markey. “Now more than ever we must study the causes of gun violence and what can be done to prevent it. No one should be afraid of more non-partisan, scientific research into this vital issue – not Republicans, not the NRA, and not President Trump.”The bill has backing from some of the top gun control organizations in the country, including Everytown for Gun Safety, the Brady Campaign, and Moms Demand Action.A spokesperson for the Michael Bloomberg-funded Everytown group said the bill was a long time coming.“Gun violence kills more than 90 Americans and injures hundreds more each day, and yet it remains one of the most underfunded areas of public health research,” said Everytown research director Sarah Tofe in a statement. “The legislation introduced today would appropriate necessary and long overdue funds to the CDC to reclaim their leadership when it comes to gun violence prevention research – a role that has been decimated for more than two decades thanks to a relentless campaign by gun lobby-backed legislators.”

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