The CDC is an impartial, nonpartisan federal agency. It should be allowed to research gun violence, as it is a public safety issue, the same as automobile accidents. That was treated as a public safety issue that the CDC researched, and then came seatbelt laws and safer cars and roads. People die much less often from car crashes than they used to because the main problems causing the crashes were identified and addressed. Gun safety should be treated the same way - guns are potentially dangerous pieces of machinery that require some kind of skill to use, just like cars. This doesn't mean guns will be taken away - you still see cars everywhere, but there are steps people have to go through to purchase one, and a license you have to have to prove you know how to use one. Guns can also be made safer so not so many people die accidentally. Do you really think it's okay that so many children get their hands on these? And how can we prevent mass shootings? We are the only country in the developed world where mass shootings happen regularly. How can this be prevented? We can't know unless we can research it. And $10 million is small change compared to the rest of our budget. Well worth it if even a few lives could be saved in the future.