TV News LIES

Tuesday, Sep 30th

Last update12:59:11 AM GMT

You are here News Domestic (USA) NRA prevents funding for studies on gun violence

NRA prevents funding for studies on gun violence

E-mail Print PDF

NRAThere was nothing unusual about the University of Colorado's grant to its once-promising student, James E. Holmes.

If Holmes weren't accused of killing a dozen people and wounding 58, we'd never know that he received $21,600 for living costs while he pursued his doctorate in neuroscience. Nor was there anything odd about how the university paid for the stipend. The money came from an annual grant awarded by the National Institutes of Health.

But if the National Institutes of Health had granted money to a researcher delving into the reasons for mass shootings, there might have been trouble. In an Orwellian use of power politics, the gun lobby led by the National Rifle Association has in many instances muzzled federal agencies' ability to fund basic research into gun violence.

"This is a deliberate effort to keep evidence from being collected," said Dr. Garen Wintemute, a UC Davis Medical School professor and one of the few researchers in the nation who focuses on guns and gun violence. "It is one more way to prevent policy reform. It's a brilliant strategy."

TVNL Comment:  Is there any doubt remaining that our legislators ALL have been bought by special interests?  Just asking...

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Police Want to Get Rid of Their Pentagon-Issued Combat Gear. Here's Why They Can't.

police can't return weaponsAn officer with the Chelan County Sheriff's Department in central Washington is offering me a tank....

'We are always cordial': Westboro Baptists and 'Equality House' forge bizarre neighbourhood truce

Equality HouseFew neighbourly disagreements are as peculiar, or as visible, as the dispute that rages at the...

White House Fence Jumper Got Farther Than Previously Thought, Sources Say

jumper got deep into White HouseThe man who broke into the White House two weeks ago was able to make his...

Child among 15 injured, one critically, in Miami nightclub shooting

Miami shootingFifteen people were wounded in a shooting that sent terrified patrons scrambling from a Miami nightclub...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!