Sunday March 11, 2018
Foolish law keeps federal agency from doing important work.
We have a problem. No matter where one stands on gun rights, we all agree that children are dying in schools due to gun violence. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been restricted and defunded regarding researching gun violence since 1996. Is ignorance beneficial? Don't we want a thorough analysis of scientific data rather than biased information from TV talking heads so we can solve this problem? Are metal detectors the answer? Raising the age to 21 to buy firearms? Arming teachers? Who knows without scientific analysis.
We decreased vehicular deaths by studies that showed the benefit from safety belts. Why can't we do the same with gun violence? I and many others support Second Amendment rights but also the right for children to be safe in schools. Congressmen and senators must study and fix this problem.
Gun issue demands scientific analysis