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Tue Feb 26, 2013, 09:46 AM

what researchers learned about gun violence before congress killed funding

http://www.nationofchange.org/what-researchers-learned-about-gun-violence-congress-killed-funding-1361882426



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We talked to Rosenberg about the work the agency was doing before funding was cut and how it's relevant to today's gun control debate. Here's an edited transcript.

There's been coverage recently about how Congress cut funding for gun violence research, but not much about what the agency was actually researching and what it was finding. You were in charge of that. Tell us a little bit about what the CDC was doing back then.

There were basically four questions that we were trying to answer. The first question is what is the problem? Who were the victims? Who was killed? Who were injured? Where did they happen? Under what circumstances? When? What times of the year? What times of the day? What was the relationship to other events? How did they happen? What were the weapons that were used? What was the relationship between the people involved? What was the motive or the setting in which they happened?

The second question is what are the causes? What are the things that increase one's risk of being shot? What are the things that decrease one's risk of being shot?

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Tue Feb 26, 2013, 09:48 AM

1. I hope that executive order allows this important work to continue.

And I will again reiterate that those who seek to suppress free inquiry into any topic do so because they know they are on the wrong side of the issue. A statement backed by the full force of history.

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Tue Feb 26, 2013, 10:08 AM

2. What would we do with the information?

For example, it is already know that homicide rates are far higher among blacks than among whites.



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