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Last week, legislation to allocate $60 million dollars to “anti-gun research” was proposed in Congress, according to the NRA Institute for Legislative Action.
What the fuck is “anti-gun research?” The NRA website doesn’t really say, but I imagine two guys in lab coats puzzling over a pistol.
“Well Johnson, it seems as though this end is the blasty-killy part, and this end here is the holdy part, but we can’t be too sure. We’re gonna need another $60 million.”
According to Polygon, however, the money will go into a study on the relationship between violent media and real-life gun violence.
In more than 50 years of research, no study has focused on firearm violence as a specific outcome of violence in media,” according to the report. “As a result, a direct relationship between violence in media and real-life firearm violence has not been established and will require additional research.
That’s news to me. It seems like every week there’s a new study examining how “Call Of Duty” and rap music are turning our fragile youths into violent psychopaths.
According to the New York Times, hundreds of studies on the subject have been published in scholarly journals. Many found moderately positive correlations between media violence and real-life violence, many did not. Supporters of this new study argue that the massive budget is justified because it focuses on the media’s effect on gun violence specifically, not violence in general.
Anti-gunners are going to continue finding ways to justify throwing millions of taxpayer dollars at “scientists” until they glean the results they desire..
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