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Republicans Reject Funding For Gun Violence Prevention Research

By Penny Okamoto, Executive Director of Ceasefire Oregon

Representative Jack Kingston (R-GA), the chair of the House Appropriations Committee, has said he will oppose President Obama’s proposal for $10 million in gun research funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The CDC’s current funding for gun violence prevention research is $0. However, another federal group, the National Institutes of Health, funds research on preventing gun violence.…