Anti-gun nuts are whining after federal funding for their biased “research” came to an end a report says.
Congress affirmed that the anti-gun Centers for Disease Control and Prevention could continue its biased “research,” however the CDC is whining because the money for that research has still not been delivered.
According to the magazine Modern Healthcare, the lack of funding “has left the country no closer to answering some of the most important questions about the nature of gun violence, limiting progress in reducing the number of deaths and injuries that occur each year due to firearms.”
“That puts hospitals, a major stakeholder in the epidemic of gun violence, in an even greater bind as they try to tackle the social determinants of health with little guidance in that area,” the magazine adds.
The magazine goes on:
There has been a slight uptick in the effort to fill the research gap in recent years driven largely by healthcare providers. A small number of stakeholders have attempted to fund their efforts either by personally investing in research initiatives or by seeking private donations.
Either way, researchers would acknowledge that the lack of federal funding for gun violence research over the past two decades has all but halted progress in finding effective strategies to address one of the country’s deadliest public health issues.
“We have a generation of researchers who were unable to address this problem, and it will take time to get our science to where it needs to be,” Ranney said.
“But the problem lies in both identifying the risk factors that could lead to violence while knowing the most effective ways of communicating strategies to mitigate those risks. Talking with high-risk patients means finding the right messaging that will convince them to make the changes needed to reduce the risk.”
I can tell you what the “risk factors” are. Gangs and drug use.
Spending money “studying” gun violence is a waste of time and resources. The money should be directed to drug and gang intervention and the nation needs to stop coddling inner city blacks.
If that is done, we won’t need to worry about “gun violence,” because guns aren’t the problem. Inner city culture is.
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