January 2004

Short Shots: 01/04

CDC Advocates More Gun Studies
A federal review of the nationís gun control laws ó including mandatory waiting periods and bans on certain weapons ó found no proof such measures reduce firearm violence. A task force of scientists appointed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted the review.

The CDC said the report suggests more study is needed, not that gun laws donít work. But the agency said it has no plans to spend more money on firearms study ó good news.

Gun-rights advocates have said that the CDC should limit itself to studying diseases, and some have complained in the past that the agency has used firearms-tracking data to push gun control. In f...

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