Gun research, not confiscation or control.

I am not going to hop into the middle of the fray that always happens after a mass shooting. Did that once this week with all the success of discussing with a Vatican priest what would have be Jesus’ favorite sexual position.

Investigation is another thing. For over twenty years the CDC has been hamstringed in any efforts to research gun violence as a public health crisis. They could have done any research they cared to do, but Congress made damned sure it wouldn’t be financed with government money. How this came about could lead to another screech and spittle session between the Left and the Right. I don’t want that. I just want to look at the problem the same way would handle an Ebola outbreak with the same death toll.

Here is a link to Change.org petition to repeal the budget rider that has put us in this situation. Once the facts are in, we can retreat to our neutral corners and come out swinging.

https://www.change.org/p/u-s-house-of-representatives-let-the-cdc-conduct-research-on-gun-violence-end-the-dickey-amendment?recruiter=663939806&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_more.nafta_milestone_share_ask_victory.control&pt=AVBldGl0aW9uABbwvQAAAAAAWow3ZkfbspRmNGNlOWY4NQ%3D%3D

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