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House of Representatives Committee Renews Ban on Researching Gun Violence

By Penny Okamoto, Executive Director of Ceasefire Oregon

Despite the recent Charleston shooting that killed nine people, the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee rejected an amendment that would have allowed the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to study gun violence.…

This is shameful. American taxpayers pay $12.8 million per day to cover the costs of gun-related violence, and over 30,000 Americans are killed by guns every year. Congress should stand up and allow the CDC to thoroughly research gun violence so we can best know how to reduce it.