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Friday, June 17, 2016

Republicans oppose gun research by medical doctors

What should be done about violence in America that includes lone wolf terrorists and criminals using guns? That question is for Presidential candidates and all elected officials? Should the problem be studied by medical researchers?

Republican legislators are so corrupted by the NRA that they can't even conceive the idea to fund medical research into gun violence. You can't determine the causes and factor in gun violence without researching the issue. The GOP is blocking free speech by prohibiting freedom to study the problem.

"GOP rebuffs doctors on gun research 
By Sarah Ferris - 06/17/16 06:00 AM EDT 
The American Medical Association’s new push to unfreeze federal funding for gun research is hitting a wall of resistance in the Republican Party. 
In the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando, the nation’s leading doctors group announced Tuesday it plans to “actively lobby” against a nearly 20-year-old budget rule that has prevented federal researchers from studying gun-related deaths." 
http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/283833-gop-rebuffs-doctors-on-gun-research

It is up to voters to decide to put an end to incumbents who are so archaic in their thinking. No one knows what the findings of objective research might be. However, Republicans object to anyone thinking about something that might disrupt their foregone conclusions.

"It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance. Thomas Sowell" 
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/ignorance.html

“Doctors Condemn The NRA-Fueled Ban On Gun Violence Research
“It is 100 percent a public health problem.” 12/07/2015 12:27 pm ET | Updated 2 days ago 
Erin Schumaker  
Senior Healthy Living Editor, The Huffington Post 
The American Medical Association labeled our nation’s chronic gun violence a “public health crisis” on Tuesday, vowing to actively lobby Congress to overturn legislation that has blocked government gun research for two decades. Currently, under the Dickey Amendment, there is a restriction on federal funding for research on the consequences of gun violence.” 
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dickey-amendment-gun-violence-research-ban_us_56606201e4b072e9d1c4eaaa 



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1 comment:

  1. Republicans don't want professionals to research guns violence

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