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After 20-Year Hiatus, Will Lawmakers Restart The CDC’s Gun Research?

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In the aftermath of the Orlando murder of 49 people, several doctors groups are calling for the CDC to restart its scientific research on gun violence, which Congress has blocked for the last two decades.

After defeats for all four Senate amendments aimed at gun sales on Monday night, a turn to science might actually work, one lawmaker says.

“I could see that as a compromise that passes at the end of the year, some money for gun research,” Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut, who last week launched a 15-hour filibuster that led to Monday’s votes on four gun-control measures, told BuzzFeed News.

Murphy doubted those gun-control amendments would pass, and indeed they fell on largely party-line votes. But he suggested that last week’s push from the American Medical Association (AMA) and other medical

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