FiveThirtyEight: Why nonprofits can’t research gun violence as well as the feds

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Federally funded gun violence research by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and National Institute of Health (NIH) essentially was put to a complete stop by the Dickey Amendment when it was passed by the government in 1996. Since then, there has been gun violence research done by nonprofits and other federal agencies, such as the National Institute of Justice, but it cannot be paralleled to the work that CDC or NIH would be able to produce due to the unique resources, such as access to data, that these federal agencies have.

To read the full article by Maggie Koerth and published in FiveThirtyEight, click here.

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