We have plenty of private groups funding research on the topic. Let them spend their own money on it if they think its necessary, not my money, please.
To authorize the appropriation of funds to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for conducting or supporting research on firearms safety or gun violence prevention. More: beta.congress.gov.
Another law while those who don't think guns should even be. Funny we had more people with guns 50 years ago and yet we had less shooting. Beside that more people are beaten to death than are shot maybe we should be researching ways to keep people from doing that, or how about driving where 35,000 a year are killed.
This is quite the elephant in the room. We have a surge in mental health issues, from domestic violence to depressions and abusive behaviors — yet we will not say that directly. Firearms are a grandstanding issue on all sides.
All the while we talk about guns, more readily-available munitions — cryptography — is deployed domestically against US Citizens. We know that surveillance worsens certain mental conditions. Qualified discussion exists on similar impacts to other mentally unless populations, even those with transient illness.
Until bipartisan efforts are fully transparent regarding their mature and responsible handling of this topic, I say that governmental involvement is incorrect and overreaching — the exact model of tyranny that we founded ourselves against.
Bureaucrats just love to show they are interested in resolving issues by throwing money at an issue. Most times there is little or no accountability for the money spent. Just like charities the main goal is to establish an organization first and all the people look for ways to connect how violence is connected to dease. We have laws that say guns do not belong with people with mentally ill people that have impaired judgement. What could possibly come from more research? What it does look like is that we just have to much money and we need to spend it. This bill looks like a waste of money. The way to control guns has been established. We can own guns but they do not have to let the public buy the ammunition. It does not take a study to know if you have no bullets the gun is worthless.
Let's not worry about the guns so much as the mental illness behind the gun deaths.
I'm all for researching how to keep people from killing other people (that same sentiment extends to government sending 'their people" to other countries to kill other people, as well as governments killing people (the death penalty) when those people have killed someone), however, let's pull our collective heads out and aim at the real problem - the deplorable state of mental health and mental welfare in a country that doesn't give a hoot about the mentally ill... unless of course said mentally ill become a political hot button issue guaranteed to bring in the votes...
The CDC has already done all the research it wants to do. Any further funding will just let them spend money to reach the same conclusions that were never correct to begin with.