Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) are asking President Obama to designate $10 million for “gun violence research.”
According to The Queens Gazette, Maloney “joined with gun violence victims, advocates, and union leaders” to request the money on February 22. She said, “Gun violence costs our country an estimated $174 billion every year,” adding that “the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has a research plan in place. Now they need the funding to move forward.”
Maloney also joined Markey in sending a more formal request letter to President Obama.
On February 4 Breitbart News reported that gun control proponents wanted to turn guns and gun control “into a public health and safety issue.” This will allow them to circumvent Congress to a degree, and to launch a publicly-funded Department of Health and Human Services’ “safety campaign about the dangers of gun ownership, much like [the one they conducted] about smoking.”
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