DOT-THE-I, The Bible was a collection of many epic stories from various cultures and could have used a footnote or two.
The Bible was stolen from so many other cultures… to plagiarize is divine
Thursday Nunes and Gowdy get to launch a new attack on the Mueller investigation, when they see classified info on an FBI informant…. “Fly my Pretties….”
We constantly study automobile safety spending Billions on it. We require licensing and insurance. Automobile deaths are down and gun deaths keep rising. Soon gun deaths will be higher than auto fatalities.
I’m not saying take away guns. I’m saying there is a problem and we need to do the best we can to solve it. Since the Dickey Amendment of 1996 prohibited federal funding of studies of gun violence, we have spent $0 on research. That’s 22 years of letting a problem fester.
Republicans are making a concession, they say… Obama asked for $10 million for research but that was blocked, so no you can’t spend federal money to support research. They say they are not stopping research, just stopping federal money paying for it.
Since the NRA is now being funded by Russian oligarchs, should we be worried that they don’t have America’s best interest in mind?
There were studies on gun violence in the home published in 1993 that showed having a gun in the home increased the chances of homicide three fold and suicide by five. The gun lobby put a stop to federal funding of gun violence studies.
Guns should come with a warning label, like tobacco products…
“People who keep guns in their homes do not — despite their hopes — gain protection, according to research published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Instead, residents in homes with a gun faced a 2.7-fold greater risk of homicide and a 4.8-fold greater risk of suicide. "
Fund federal research into gun violence and after the facts are in, let the market decide. What is the NRA afraid of?
Dagnabbit, the Dickey Amendment ended federal funding going to gun violence research. Actual research into what happens when a gun is in the home and the consequences being made available to the general public, would pop the balloon that a gun protects the home. You believe that having a gun protects you, even though the early studies show the opposite is true. The NRA lobbied to stop funding of anymore research because if people knew they were putting their family at a 3 to 5 times greater risk of tragedy by having a gun in the home, sales might decline.
Braindead, Jay Dickey wrote this in 2012…
“Since the legislation passed in 1996, the United States has spent about $240 million a year on traffic safety research, but there has been almost no publicly funded research on firearm injuries. As a consequence, U.S. scientists cannot answer the most basic question: What works to prevent firearm injuries? We don’t know whether having more citizens carry guns would decrease or increase firearm deaths; or whether firearm registration and licensing would make inner-city residents safer or expose them to greater harm. We don’t know whether a ban on assault weapons or large-capacity magazines, or limiting access to ammunition, would have saved lives in Aurora or would make it riskier for people to go to a movie. And we don’t know how to effectively restrict access to firearms by those with serious mental illness.What we do know is that firearm injuries will continue to claim far too many lives at home, at school, at work and at the movies until we start asking and answering the hard questions. “Such violence, such evil is senseless,” President Obama said last week. What is truly senseless is to decry these deaths as senseless when the tools exist to understand causes and to prevent these deadly effects.We were on opposite sides of the heated battle 16 years ago, but we are in strong agreement now that scientific research should be conducted into preventing firearm injuries and that ways to prevent firearm deaths can be found without encroaching on the rights of legitimate gun owners. The same evidence-based approach that is saving millions of lives from motor-vehicle crashes, as well as from smoking, cancer and HIV/AIDS, can help reduce the toll of deaths and injuries from gun violence. Most politicians fear talking about guns almost as much as they would being confronted by one, but these fears are senseless. We must learn what we can do to save lives.”