This is why the NRA really doesn't want the CDC to be able to collect data and do research on gun violence. In fact, they've successfully pushed legislation through a Republican congress that
Why should the Center for Disease control study crime? Wouldn't you rather they spent their money on researching disease? Crime research falls more into the FBI's wheelhouse.
The NRA specifically doesn't want the CDC researching gun violence because the expressed goal of the CDC, in regards to gun violence research, is to justify gun control. No matter where you fall on the 2nd amendment, research by an obviously and unrepentantly biased agency can not be trusted. In comparison, the CDC has done a lot of good work researching automobile accidents and making specific recommendations to make cars safer. But, they haven't repeatedly stated over the past three decades that their research goal is to find reasons to restrict car ownership.