August 4, 2016 News

Seattle Times: Why Congress should lift ban on gun-violence research

The Seattle Times Editorial Board writes on the need for gun violence research:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a responsibility to protect our nation’s public health. The firearms research ban must be lifted. Congress should and must spend taxpayer dollars on this critical scientific research.

They owe it to the three 19-year-olds who died and the 18-year-old who was badly wounded in Mukilteo. And to the parents of other teens who shouldn’t have to worry their kids’ lives may be in danger when they sit around a bonfire with friends.

Read the full editorial here.