….all the firearm related research?
I mean that is what the anti-rights cultists claim all the time. So exactly how does this happen?
Editor’s Note: Mary Vriniotis is a researcher at the American Institutes for Research in Washington, D.C. She has more than a decade of experience researching and writing about the prevention of firearms-related violence. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
How does someone have a decade of experience researching about the prevention of firearm related violence? Of course she isn’t the only one researching the issue either. Some others have been
making up stuff researching the issue for decades.
Slate contacted Garen Wintemute, director of the Violence Prevention Research Program at the University of California, Davis Medical Center. For over 30 years, he has studied firearm violence and published more than 100 studies in the field.
I was surprised to learn what the language in the restriction against the CDC actually said.
PT: Have other agencies besides the CDC also been intimidated by funding this type of research?
GW: I’ll let the agencies discuss whether they’ve been intimidated or simply prevented or prohibited. The statutory language, which remains in appropriations legislation for the Department of Health and Human Services to this day, is that “none of the funds made available in this title may be used, in whole or in part, to advocate or promote gun control.” I think it’s fair to say that this language has been interpreted at times to mean that none of the funds could be used to support research that, depending on its findings, might be used in support of efforts to alter current firearm policy.
Not a prohibition against the research but against pushing for gun control. A significant distinction in the mind of liberty minded folks but I’m sure the anti-rights cultists don’t see it that way.
So Mr. or Ms. Anti-rights Cultists; how do you explain decades of firearm related research some of it funded by our government?