Federal Tax Dollars Spent on Faux Gun Violence Study

Federal Tax Dollars Spent on Faux Gun Violence Study

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TOP STORY Your Tax Dollars To Finance Search For ‘Facts’ To Support Predetermined Gun Control Narrative The House Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies staged a hearing on “Addressing the Public Health Emergency of Gun Violence” on March 5. “That hyperbolic title, however, betrayed the real agenda of the event, which was to create the false impression that an unprecedented wave of firearm-related violence urgently demands an infusion of federal research dollars,” writes the NRA-ILA on March 7. The truth is gun-control advocates have been itching for an opportunity to blame law-abiding gun owners for gun crime for more than a decade and now, with November’s mid-terms giving them control of the House … well, elections have consequence. As the NRA-ILA notes, “Rates of firearm-related violence are relatively stable and near historic lows in the U.S., while tens of millions of dollars are already being poured into firearm-related studies by a variety of funding sources.” Which is why the hearing was important: Gun control activists want to funnel federal tax dollars into even more studies until they can compile enough studies with cherry-picked “facts” to justify the eventual dissolution of the Second Amendment. Right now, numerous provisions in federal law prohibit using congressionally appropriated money for lobbying. As the NRA-ILA notes, one of these provisions specifically bans using appropriations for America’s public health apparatus to lobby for limitations on Second Amendment rights. The provision states: “None of the funds made available in this title […]

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