Thursday, June 16, 2016
End the ban on government gun violence research
See this article. You read that correctly. Since 1996 there has been an NRA sponsored law, and supported by corporate cronies, that bans any federal research on gun violence. There is once again momentum to repeal this law so that we can ascertain the causes and solutions to gun violence. Even the Congressperson who sponsored the original law, Jay Dickey, is now supporting its repeal. That such a law could even pass in the first place, and remain for 20 years, is testament to the obvious fact that Congress could give a shit about all the gun deaths.