Gun Violence Research Funding Faces Political Opposition.

ProPublica (4/22, Beckett) reports on the political battle over gun violence research. Whereas the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) spent $2.7 million in 1995 on the topic, funding withered to “barely $100,000” by 2012 and $0 in 2014 under political pressure. Last year, several medical groups signed a letter “urging Congress to fund gun violence prevention research.” Unlike CDC, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has expressed interest in supporting research in this field, though it is unclear how many projects it is currently funding.

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— “Republicans Say No to CDC Gun Violence Research,” Lois Beckett, ProPublica, April 21, 2014.

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