Restricting Research On Gun Violence

Restricting Research On Gun Violence

Obama is set to unveil proposals from his task force on reducing gun violence today. Among the recommendations is lifting restrictions on federally funded research of gun violence.

President Barack Obama is set to unveil proposals from his task force on reducing gun violence today. Among the recommendations is lifting restrictions on federally funded research on gun violence. Congress, over the past two decades, has restricted federal funds from being used to "promote or advocate gun control," which many researchers say has had a chilling effect on studies related to gun violence. Even the new health care law includes a provision preventing doctors from asking patients about guns in the home. We explore the issues.

Guests

Michael Halpern

Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists

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