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The NRA’s Secret War Against Science and CDC

The Science Behind Gun Violence

Mark Rosenberg, MD, MPP, President of The Task Force for Global Health, former head of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, discusses the state of Centers of Disease Control and Prevention‘s (CDC) gun violence research. While CDC’s research on automobile accidents has greatly aided the reduction of deaths on the road, the same cannot be said for its efforts on gun violence. Due to intense lobbying efforts by the National Rifle Assocation, Rosenberg explains how funding for these essential CDC projects have been cut over the years. Recently President Obama issued an executive order to reinstate funding for these projects with the hope that science can help reduce the death toll from gun injuries.

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