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The NRA was infuriated with a 1993 study sponsored by the CDC that concluded having a gun at home offered little protection, but it increased almost three-fold the risk of one family member shooting another.
CDC funding into gun violence research has plummeted 96 percent since 1996, to just $100,000 of last year's $5.6 billion CDC budget. Asked if gun violence a legitimate public health issue Bob Barr, a former Georgia congressman who sits on the board of the NRA, responded, "Absolutely not."
Barr added: "The issue of firearms violence is handled and ought to be handled as a law enforcement matter. We don't need government involved in this. It is all about the big C: control."
The next step is up to Congress whether to approve President Obama's request for $10 million to study this issue of gun violence.
Originally posted by Gltichy
Not sure...Seems kind of bizarre to have the CDC do any type of firearm research. I would understand if the ATF or DARPA...or they put a few of their universities on it...but the Center for DISEASE CONTROL?? Flippin' REALLY?!