“Research on “gun violence” has not been barred. Using taxpayer dollars to turn out propaganda intended to disarm those same taxpayers has been barred [the Dickey Amendment].
“DRGO demonstrated incontrovertibly to the House Appropriations Committee in 1996 that the CDC was engaging in anti-gun propaganda. That is all they have been barred from doing. As a matter of fact, the total volume of gun violence research is at its greatest levels currently.
“The issue is not that anyone is barred from doing research, the issue is that nobody is interested in doing honest objective research because there’s no political gains to be made from the results of that kind of research.” – Arthur Z. Przebinda, MD, Project Director of Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership in a comment yesterday