Did the new spending bill really end the hold on gun violence research? Maybe not.

In the wake of the Parkland shooting, a fair amount of funding to address gun violence made it into the spending package — but, say experts, not much that’s likely to result in real change.

Specifically, the bill makes available $75 million for state grants to develop and update school safety plans. It also includes $1.1 billion for grants that support mental health services for students as well as bullying and harassment prevention.

 

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