Why is it you suppose the NRA won't let the CDC keep records of shootings? Think about that!http://factcheck.org/2012/12/gun-rhetoric-vs-gun-facts/
Where'd these guys get all their CDC information, make it up?
The CDC has very sporadic records on different gun shootings. They wanted to make a recored of ALL reported gun shootings nation wide, a comprehensive report and the NRA objected.
Here is a quote from that very page:
“We really don’t have answers to a lot of the questions that we should have answers to,” Sorenson.
In part, she said, that’s because the gold standard for scientists — a randomly assigned study in which you gave one group of people guns, and another none — is simply not possible.There is work the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention could and should be doing, she said, but has not since the late 1990s. CDC has been wary of studying gun issues after NRA lobbyists convinced Congress to cut into its funding after a series of studies in the mid-1990s were viewed by the NRA as advocating for gun control.
What kind of study is CDC not doing? “The kind of information we need at the policy-making tables,” Sorenson said.