Despite Mass Shootings, US Ban On Gun Research Still In Place

HealthDay (1/19, Thompson) reports that despite mass shootings that have “prompted agony, anger and angst in the United States,” the US government continues to have a ban on funding for research into gun violence. HealthDay reports that “without that funding, experts say, crucial questions on gun safety and gun violence have been left unanswered.” Using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine “noted that more than 33,000 people died from gunshot injuries and more than 84,000 were wounded in 2013.”

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— “U.S. Ban on Gun Research Continues Despite Deadly Shootings,” Dennis Thompson, HealthDay, January 18, 2016.

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