Saturday, June 8, 2013

What will we know and when will we know it?

The National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine suggest a program of research into gun use, since, they say, we don't know very precisely what we do with our unknown total number of firearms.

Well, maybe not, but 45 years in the newspaper business gave me a pretty good idea of the kind of things guns are used for.

In comments to the linked report, the gun nuts are quick to announce that they don't need no steenkin' data, they know.

Query, since the gun nuts stymied research on the federal dime for nearly 20 years, wouldn't this have been a good subject for a privately-funded program of research?

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