By Frank Wessling
It’s been interesting to learn that the gun lobby in this country fears information. Thanks to the furor in recent weeks over mass murder and the gun trade, we now know that debate about guns, gun deaths and the gun trade itself is generally based on ignorance. Why? Because we have laws and regulations against good information in that field.
In 1996 the National Rifle Association and its allies in Congress had the budget of the Centers for Disease Control cut so that no money remained available for gun research. At the same time, the CDC was told specifically that no part of its funding could be used “to advocate or promote gun control.”
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