Here We Go Again

Joe and a few other blogs have reported that the NIH is getting into the gun research business. I don’t think studying the gun issue should really be part of NIH’s mission, just like it ought not to be part of CDC’s mission. CDC did a lot of anti-gun research in the 90s under Clinton, and it looks like NIH might be getting uppity on the issue under Obama. My worry is this is bureaucrats with an agenda who will spend their research dollars trying to verify their fore-drawn conclusions. In statistics, that’s often easy to do.

3 Responses to “Here We Go Again”

  1. Didn’t Congress pass a law preventing such institutions from using public funds for gun research? Or was that limited to the CDC?

  2. Sebastian says:

    Limited to CDC

  3. Sebastian says:

    And it’s not a law, it’s a funding restrictions. Congress puts in CDCs budget that they may not allow the money to be used to do research on guns.