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House GOP appropriators block funding for gun violence research
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: July 11, 2018 07:42PM
Remember this GOP transgression when school massacre season resumes in September.

House GOP appropriators block funding for gun violence research
By ADAM CANCRYN
07/11/2018 08:10 PM EDT
[www.politico.com]

House Republican appropriators Wednesday rejected a proposal to designate millions of dollars for the CDC for gun violence research, voting 32-20 to keep the language out of a fiscal 2019 spending bill. The party-line vote marked Democrats’ latest failed bid to spur studies into preventing firearm-related injuries and deaths — and comes despite a bipartisan agreement earlier this year that the CDC is permitted to conduct such research. The agency's ability to study gun violence had been limited by a 1996 provision that prevented the CDC from collecting data to advocate for gun control. “It’s time that we give the scientists the tools to study the causes of firearm injury, in hopes that more Americans can be spared from violent suicide and firearm-related accidents,” said Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.), who introduced the amendment.

The measure, which would’ve been tacked onto the House’s fiscal 2019 Labor-HHS-Education spending bill, proposed earmarking $10 million for competitive grants to support gun violence research. But House Appropriations Republicans argued the CDC is already free to study firearm injuries and that the language would risk further politicizing the spending bill. “They’re free to research anything they care to research,” said Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.). “I don’t want to spend my time on the floor — and hopefully this [bill] comes to the floor — in a gun control debate.”
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Re: House GOP appropriators block funding for gun violence research
Posted by: testcase
Date: July 11, 2018 10:35PM
A gun study was done during Weasel Willy's administration. When the results failed to show that guns + students = apocalypse, the study was buried.

Of course, politicians never pass up an opportunity to piss away tax dollars, they'll keep commissioning studies until one gives them the results they want to hear.

And people wonder why the country is broke (and broken). old fogey smiley
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Re: House GOP appropriators block funding for gun violence research
Posted by: JoeH
Date: July 11, 2018 10:55PM
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testcase
A gun study was done during Weasel Willy's administration. When the results failed to show that guns + students = apocalypse, the study was buried.

Of course, politicians never pass up an opportunity to piss away tax dollars, they'll keep commissioning studies until one gives them the results they want to hear.

And people wonder why the country is broke (and broken). old fogey smiley

Wrong! There was a study by the CDC in 1993, it showed a definite, much greater risk connected with bringing a gun into a home. In 1995 the NRA pushed Congress to stop the CDC from doing any further research, that resulted in passing the Dickey Amendment in 1996. No research has been allowed to be funded since then.

So, have no f'ing idea what research you think failed to show a connection during Clinton's term in office. The amendment was specifically passed to prevent any research form being done that might confirm what the first study showed and in different environments.
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Re: House GOP appropriators block funding for gun violence research
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: July 12, 2018 08:04AM
Talking about guns sure triggers the snowflakes.
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Re: House GOP appropriators block funding for gun violence research
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: July 12, 2018 10:29AM
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JoeH
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testcase
A gun study was done during Weasel Willy's administration. When the results failed to show that guns + students = apocalypse, the study was buried.

Of course, politicians never pass up an opportunity to piss away tax dollars, they'll keep commissioning studies until one gives them the results they want to hear.

And people wonder why the country is broke (and broken). old fogey smiley

Wrong! There was a study by the CDC in 1993, it showed a definite, much greater risk connected with bringing a gun into a home. In 1995 the NRA pushed Congress to stop the CDC from doing any further research, that resulted in passing the Dickey Amendment in 1996. No research has been allowed to be funded since then.

So, have no f'ing idea what research you think failed to show a connection during Clinton's term in office. The amendment was specifically passed to prevent any research form being done that might confirm what the first study showed and in different environments.


Yes I'd like to see the "gun study" that testcase refers to. Sponsored by the NRA?

House Republicans have been blocking public health studies on gun violence for decades, no suprise that they're continuing on.
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Re: House GOP appropriators block funding for gun violence research
Posted by: Speedy
Date: July 12, 2018 10:30AM
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Lux Interior
Talking about guns sure triggers the snowflakes.

Well, I think they could make the Republicans happy if they put in an amendment that forbids the CDC from doing any research on comparative hand size between gunners and non-gunners.



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