By AWR Hawkins
Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- On May 21 2014 Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) and Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) introduced legislation designating $10 million a year to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) “to fund research on gun violence prevention and firearms safety.”
The funding would take place for six years starting in 2015.
According to MassLive.com, Markey released a statement with the bill in which he said:
It is time we study the issue of gun violence like the public health crisis that it is. If we want to prevent injury and deaths from guns, we need to know what can be done to prevent it. No one should be afraid of more non-partisan, scientific research of this issue—not Democrats, not Republicans, and not the NRA.
Obama already designated $10 million to the CDC for research on gun violence in 2014, but Congress will have to act on Markey's bill to keep it going thereafter.
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