What does the CDC have to do with gun control?

With the nation still ensnared in discussion surrounding gun control, an off-mic conversation Alicia and I had with Dr Wali ended up leading us down an interesting rabbit hole. Wali revealed to us a fascinating study the Center for Disease Control conducted back in the mid-90s that ended up slamming the door on further public research into gun-related deaths.

Dr Wali discussed the study and the impact it has had in the years since. Listen in to the podcast below to get a better understanding of just how the CDC is related to the gun control debate, and why it may be time to turn back to research.

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