View Full Version : SacBee - Dan Morain article re NRA and grant funding

07-29-2012, 7:14 AM
"...But if the National Institutes of Health had granted money to a researcher delving into the reasons for mass shootings, there might have been trouble. In an Orwellian use of power politics, the gun lobby led by the National Rifle Association has in many instances muzzled federal agencies' ability to fund basic research into gun violence.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/07/29/4668327/gun-lobby-blocks-violence-studies.html#storylink=cpy

07-29-2012, 7:38 AM
Gun violence doesn't need a study.People misuse guns illegally and hurt others. There is no reason to study that other than you want to try and push anti-gun legislation on the tax payer's dime. No thanks.

The NRA raises all sorts of money for many different grant programs they fund. If the anti-gunners want to do so, they can emulate the NRA and do so privately without public funds.