May 23, 2014 4:15 pm -

After House Reps. Ed Markey and Carolyn Maloney introduced legislation that would fund research by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention into gun violence, the National Rifle Association had a predictably unhelpful and bizarre reaction.

The new legislation, which will be introduced by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) in the House, and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) in the Senate, would give the CDC $10 million a year “for the purpose of conducting or supporting research on firearms safety or gun violence prevention.”

“In America, gun violence kills twice as many children as cancer, and yet political grandstanding has halted funding for public health research to understand this crisis,” Maloney said in a statement.

A National Rifle Association spokeswoman called the push for new CDC funding “unethical.”

“The abuse of taxpayer funds for anti-gun political propaganda under the guise of ‘research’ is unethical,” spokeswoman Catherine Mortensen said in a statement to ProPublica. “That is why Congress should stand firm against President Obama’s scheme to undermine a fundamental constitutional right.”

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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  1. CharlieMA May 23rd, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    So, we should not care how many children die or are injured from gun violence, because cancer will get some of them anyway?
    At this point since January 1, 2014 – 445 Children have died or injured in gun violence (facebook site) 16,009 incidents of gun violence in almost 6 months…and 4,097 Deaths total… Many of these incidents had been out of complete negligence by the owner.. like leaving the gun loaded so a child gets a hold of it and shoots another child or a parent. The NRA is a Who Cares About the Lives of the people.. we are over crowded anyway.

    • John Tarter May 24th, 2014 at 7:56 am

      If there is negligence by some gun owners, then go after them specifically. This whole thing would be a waste of money by liberals who will stop at nothing to take away a constitutional right. Like the other responder said, what is the point? We all know guns are dangerous and can kill from the outset and throwing more money that we don’t have down this particular rat hole makes no sense at all.

      • CharlieMA May 24th, 2014 at 12:02 pm

        You just do not get it.. I read/hear the same old spiel all the time…Rational set of guidelines need to be implemented.. These are the words that Everyone should be spewing.. It would be Good P.R. for honest law abiding gun owners, and it will keep many more people alive. Then we can concentrate more effectively on the imbeciles out there. Why keep beating your head against the wall just to come up with the same freakin results all the time. That in itself is the definition of insanity.

        NRA & Gun Owners stick their feet in the mud and tell others to make them move from their way of thinking.. That is ridiculous.. This country is better than that.. Hell, I use to have a gun.. I shot many of the enemy.. but this is sounding like someone is going to come along and cut off their manhood.

        Sensible laws that would require people to do the sensible things.. We already know that there are stinking criminal half wits out there that will use a gun .. to me that’s a cowardly act anyway.. I can’t fist fight because my nose might be bloodied so I’m gonna be far away from their fist and shoot them instead…mindset… unrational ignorant thinking.. this is the 21st Century and people are out there doing acts that belong in the 18 & 19th Century.

        New sensible laws – gun owners happy, the public happy.. and everyone will just get along fine.. instead we have a 2.5 year old mindset saying No to the adults.

  2. fahvel May 24th, 2014 at 3:48 am

    and research will do what? 10mil could maybe build a school or some parks or some food banks or some other nice thing. Gun research – oops, wow, guns kill!!!!! Research over.

  3. John Tarter May 24th, 2014 at 7:50 am

    Good old Ed Markey again. Isn’t he the one who just introduced a proposed “thought crime” law concerning the internet and other forms of electronic communications? The guy simply hates the constitution and all the protections it guarantees the people from the government.

  4. bahlers May 26th, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    The NRA allowed gun research to take place for decades, but political ideologues like Kellerman chose to bring their own biases into their research. This did nothing for our society or the scientific community as a whole except but a bad blemish on gun violence research and remove funding.