Apr 12, 2017 Federal Legislation
“… Congress Member Carolyn B. Maloney (D–Queens/Manhattan) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D–Mass.) introduced legislation on April 15 to address the issue of gun violence across the United States. The bill would set aside $10 million in funding each year for FY2018-2023 at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct or support research on firearms safety or gun violence prevention … “Gun violence is a public health crisis,” said Maloney. “Yet, for too long the gun lobby and its allies in Congress have prohibited our nation’s leading federal public health researchers from studying gun violence to learn more about what drives it and how it can be prevented. With 89 people dying each and every day from gun violence, our country cannot afford Members of Congress playing political games with riders or restrictions on life-saving public health research and data collection. We must finally lift this senseless gag order.” …”
Funding for this sort of thing was prohibited years ago by Congress as it was nothing more than political propaganda supporting the gun control agenda.