The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has finally awarded $3.3 million dollars for fireams research.
Since 1996, the Center for Disease Control, an agency that distributes over $5 billion in funding, has avoided funding any research grants having to do with gun violence. Their research was the focus of attacks from the NRA.
The awards are “small potatoes” according to the David Hemenway of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center. While we are very glad to see some funds finally going to help our communities understand what strategies might help reduce gun violence, we would like to see more funding go towards solving this critical problem.