P6: Allow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to Study Gun Violence as a Public Health Problem

This post is part of a long series of planned blog posts about proposed gun control measures to reduce the risk of mass shootings.

Link to Serious Example of this Proposal:  https://blog.ucsusa.org/charise-johnson/cdc-scientists-plea-to-congress-let-us-research-gun-violence

1) What problem does it solve?
While motor-vehicle deaths are tracked in minute detail in the Fatality Analysis Reporting System, no such comparable database exists for gun deaths. Basic questions like exactly how many households own guns are not definitively answered.

2) How well does it solve the problem?

Affirmative Answer: Well

Negative Answer: (TBD)

3) What new problems does it add?

Affirmative Answer: None

Negative Answer: Such research is politically motivated. It is a slippery slope towards trying to take away people’s guns.

4) What are the economic and social costs?

Affirmative Answer: A negligible amount in the huge budget of the US federal government

Negative Answer: (TBD)

5) Given the above, is it worth the costs?

Affirmative Answer: Yes

Negative Answer: No

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