New Budget Could Re-Start First Gun Violence Research In 20 Years | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

New Budget Could Re-Start First Gun Violence Research In 20 Years | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC 1


Rachel Maddow reports on provisions in the new budget deal that would provide $25 million for gun violence research, the first time in decades that the federal government has been able to overcome pressure from the gun lobby to remain ignorant about gun use and misuse in the United States. Aired on 12/16/19.
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New Budget Could Re-Start First Gun Violence Research In 20 Years | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

45 Comments on "New Budget Could Re-Start First Gun Violence Research In 20 Years | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. Mark Hollingsworth | December 17, 2019 at 2:35 AM | Reply


  2. Anyone still supporting this criminal President, should be considered an Enemy of the Constitution.

    • Leon Russo – Enemy of the Constitution YES – Enemy of what were once Americas Enemys  it would seem not.We watch & pray. (NZ)

  3. marty methuselah | December 17, 2019 at 2:48 AM | Reply

    abolish the 2nd amendment..
    control bear arms now….

  4. 20 years to get research? Just shows you how much the Republicans are sellouts to the NRA! Abolish the NRA!!

    • Can not abolish NRA,cuz is supported by American gun owners.

    • Oh! We’re going to do research for your tax $$$$ now. The research has already been done at every school, mall, movie theater, church, etc., all over America; for YEARS! where the violence was carried out.  Republicans act like that doesn’t count. Nazi Facists are working on who qualifies to be protected by the Constitution ; not children, not veterans, not women, not the elderly, not immigrants, not people of color, not people with low income, not Jewish people. WC, you’re SO right, but truthfully now if there were anti-NRA protests in the streets, people would die yet again. Welcome to the United States of Disturbia.

    • Abolish the GOP

    • White Centaur : It should have been done much sooner, but I’m not entirely against the time frame. Unfortunately, there is currently no hard data that is reported consistently across the country; what we do know has be researched municipality by municipality, and there is probably a lot getting through the cracks. Having to wait so long for research sucks, but gathering quality, hard data across an entire nation takes time, and gathering that information throughout multiple presidencies is necessary to establish that there are particular constants that do not fluctuate depending on national politics. Any change enacted without hard facts is essentially guesswork, and may or may not work the way you think it will in the long term. What seems like it should be a basic fix to people not in the thick of it may look good in the short term, but may fall apart shortly thereafter because [x] or [y] was not adequately considered before new laws were implemented. Having said that, it would be nice to be able to see updates on what the research has been showing at maybe 5- to 10-year intervals.

    • cindy madore : There have been, and still are, anti-NRA protests in the streets.

  5. Marius Thefaker | December 17, 2019 at 2:52 AM | Reply

    aaaaand let me guess, it won’t kick in until AFTER the 2020 election 😒

  6. yes! it is at least a start, ty dr maddow.

    • Nevyn of OZ 1973 | December 17, 2019 at 8:03 AM | Reply

      whilst I admire those with degrees I still believe that to earn the title of Doctor you need a medical degree or a blue box.

    • Nevyn of OZ 1973 : Personal opinions on how things should be aside, “Doctor” simply means that you have a doctorate in some field. A medical doctor is specified by listing their name with an “MD” or “M.D.” at the end (for “Medicinae Doctor).

  7. Benjamin de Montgomery | December 17, 2019 at 4:16 AM | Reply

    perhaps switch the second amendment the right to own Guns to the right to own a home. so many homeless people in the USA, you have to find the money to care for all the poor people in USA.

    • You have the right to own a home and property, but the government also has the right to tax you accordingly if you’re making a product and selling it. If you’re just living off the land, tax collectors have no legal authority over you.

    • Gary Winthorp : First, owning a home and/or property are privileges under the current legal system, not rights. Second, if you’re living off the land, you either have to own the land on which you’re living (in which case, you are required to pay property taxes), or have permission to live on that land from the land owner (in which case, somebody is still having to pay property taxes, it’s just not you). There are also laws in some places that prohibit you from living on a property in anything that is not a permanent structure of a minimum size (this has caused some legal nightmares for many a tiny home owner, in various municipalities).

      I’m not sure how “making a product and selling it” relates to this particular topic.

    • Having a right to something does not mean anyone has to provide it for you.

    • Benjamin de Montgomery : Home ownership comes with numerous financial obligations (maintenance, insurance, utilities), and sometimes an inability to move to a new location when you need/want to. I don’t think owning a home should necessarily be a right, but I’m totally on board with making it a right to have a safe place to live, whether that’s owned, rented, or free.

  8. What a fn wired country….?

  9. Sharon Bodimeade | December 17, 2019 at 5:40 AM | Reply

    Why do they need to research gun violence? We all know what happens when the trigger is pulled and we also know what the answer is . Much tighter restrictions on firearm laws, especially on what type of gun that the general public can buy, I mean you don’t need a ak47 to go hunting so why should they be available for anybody other than the armed services? Also there should be restrictions on the number of guns somebody can own. That’s just my opinion and I accept that there are many who totally disagree, but if guns were less available there would obviously be less gun violence. So why should millions of dollars be wasted on research on something which the answer is already known?

    • Nevyn of OZ 1973 | December 17, 2019 at 8:06 AM | Reply

      @Spooky Clearly Its all video games fault.

    • @sharon bodimeade there’s over 20,000 firearm laws in the us. there’s infinitely more firearms in the us now than there were 50 years ago and the violent crime rate has gone way down.

      @spooky gun-related deaths in gun-controlled mexico – 30,000

    • @Spooky
      That suppose to mean something?

    • Sharon Bodimeade, When you could by Machine Guns, Cannons, and Grenades through the U.S. Mail with no background check Mass Shootings were extremely rare.

  10. If direct legislation doesn’t get us there, perhaps direct appropriations will. Always look for another path to your destination. Yeah America!

  11. Considering how important data is to solving a problem, if this is pulled off, I’m happy they did it.

  12. So what? We need guns to defend against trumpism!

  13. Short vids get disliked all day

  14. Hi Rachel Anne.👋🍻.
    Exceptional reporting, Rachel.👍🍻👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏.
    Keep on digging, Rachel.👍.
    👉👉Proceed democrats, proceed.👍.
    Bravo Democrats.👍☺👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏.

  15. rockerdude8000 | December 17, 2019 at 9:06 AM | Reply

    I can tell you what they’ll find. Most gun violence is suicide followed by gang violence in the inner cities. Most people are shot with handguns. And most criminals get their guns from ways that are already illegal under federal law so more background checks will not stop anything.

    • rockerdude8000, No they will falsify the data again.
      That is why Congress banned them from Federal funds last time.

  16. Gun Violence Research? All you have to do is watch the news. Duh.

    • Den Poitras : There is a lot of information the news doesn’t have, in terms of country-wide trends and similarities between both successful and failed attempts at shootings. This is part ply because there is no accepted standard for reporting, and in many cases, the information has be gathered one municipality at a time. Allowing research on it and then making decisions based on hard facts is preferable both to doing nothing, and to thinking you can just guess what needs to do done and how to enforce those changes, and then hoping for the best. When you have consistent trends that you can show with hard data across multiple presidencies, you have a much better foundation for making changes that actually help. It’s a painfully slow process that is far overdue, but it’s a heck of a lot better than just bickering about it with no hard data beyond what’s on the news.

  17. Radwulf Eboraci | December 17, 2019 at 12:03 PM | Reply

    Fake last minute bait from the KKKlans to get Dems to back off King Dotard the First. BTW in order for this quasi-coup tp stick, Mangolini HAS to disarm the public. Just ask Putin if he thinks everyone in Russia should own a high quality firearm … wait, don’t bother just heard a very loud ‘Nyet!’

  18. Mind Freshener | December 17, 2019 at 6:49 PM | Reply

    What disingenuous and malevolent Transvestite, “Rachel” is.
    Everybody knows who is behind the “Shooting” Hoax Drills.
    No need for Bogus “Research” of the Culprits investigating

  19. Just a Reminder MSNPCs The CDC was banned from doing this “research” because they were caught falsifying the data. They have also suppressed data for years that contradicted their position.

  20. Not enough!

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