Skip to comments.Study showing Bloomberg lied about gun research
Posted on 02/27/2014 5:44:22 PM PST by richardb72
A forthcoming study is challenging claims, repeated over and over in the media, that federal restrictions effectively froze gun research over the last two decades.
The Crime Prevention Research Center study examined how a 1996 decision by Congress to strip funding for firearms research actually impacted the world of academia. To hear national media outlets tell it, the decision led to a drought in research from 1996 to 2013 -- when such funding was once again allowed. Stories from The Washington Post, NBC News, Reuters and other outlets all have claimed that Washington, with the backing of the National Rifle Association, basically banned gun studies during that period.
Far from it, the study claims. Federal funding declined, but research either remained constant or even increased, the authors wrote.
The study shows the number of firearms-related journal articles published every year, after hitting 69 in 1996, rarely dipped below 60 and even spiked to 121 last year.
The report challenges not only the media narrative but also the notion that researchers need a constant flow of federal money in order to thrive. . . .
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The lie is the weapon used most often by the criminal/socialist/sociopath/totalitarian/psychopath.
The devastation caused is one of degrees.
Don't you realize that anyone who does not have a productive occupation that can benefit society needs Federal money to keep their totally useless playground in business? That is why it is important for those 'institutions' remain politically correct.
Claude Rains and the writers of “Casablanca” almost deserve royalty over-rides for as often as that line and scene show up on FR.
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