Thursday, May 22, 2014

Dem Senator Ed Markey Wants $10 Million A Year For CDC To Treat Guns Like A Disease

Only the morons in my state would vote this guy into the Senate.
WASHINGTON — If U.S. Sen. Ed Markey gets his way, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will again begin researching the root causes of gun-related violence in America thanks to millions in funding a bill he introduced Wednesday would provide.
Markey and U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., introduced bicameral legislation calling for the CDC to receive $10 million each year for six years beginning in fiscal year 2015 to fund research on gun violence prevention and firearms safety.
A 1996 bill passed by Congress and backed by the National Rifle Association effectively slashed gun violence research from $2.5 million to approximately $100,000. President Barack Obama in Jan. 2013, following the shooting deaths of 20 children and six adults in Newtown, Conn. a month earlier, signed an executive order which effectively ended the funding freeze.
Obama included $10 million in his budget proposal released in March of this year after lifting the 17-year ban on federal gun violence research through his executive order, but action by Congress is needed to ensure future funding.
“It is time we study the issue of gun violence like the public health crisis it is. If we want to prevent injury and deaths from guns, we need to know what can be done to prevent it,” Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, said in a statement. “No one should be afraid of more non-partisan, scientific research of this issue – not Democrats, not Republicans, and not the NRA.”

Thank You Masslive and Zip. 

Right, let's turn it over to the CDC: a Govt. Medical Bureaucracy since medicine is doing such a bang up job already.

Firearms v Doctors and Drugs pic cred to Natural News.

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