Former Surgeon Generals Call For End To Ban On Funding Gun Violence Research

The Washington Post (4/14, Frankel) reports four former US surgeon generals on Thursday criticized the ban on “federal funding for gun violence research,” and called on Congress to end it. Regina Benjamin, Joycelyn Elders, and David Satcher, who were appointed by a Democrat, wrote to Congress, “It is only through research that we can begin to address this menace to our nation’s public health.” In his own letter, Richard Carmona, who was appointed by a Republican, argued that “without appropriate research ‘we really have no idea what policies and/or regulation may be needed in order to ensure the public’s safety.’”

Related Links:

— “Last four surgeons general call on CDC to resume gun violence studies,” Todd C. Frankel, Washington Post, April 14, 2016.

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