How The NRA Silenced the Science of Gun Violence Prevention
Caroline O.
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NRA had nothing to do with how the CDC was funding propaganda instead of quality, objective research. If you are going to peddle this lie then you should at least be somewhat honest about the history here. The CDC can study gun violence as much as it wishes to, but it seems it doesn’t see the point if it can’t use the bias of PHR’s to push for bad laws.

I mean, who can honestly think the scientific method was going to “self-correct” for this?

“ In a 1989 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) official Patrick O’Carroll, MD stated “We’re going to systematically build a case that owning firearms causes deaths. We’re doing the most we can do, given the political realities.” (P.W. O’Carroll, Acting Section Head of Division of Injury Control, CDC, quoted in Marsha F. Goldsmith, “Epidemiologists Aim at New Target: Health Risk of Handgun Proliferation,” Journal of the American Medical Association vol. 261 no. 5, February 3, 1989, pp. 675–76.)”

“ “Guns are a virus that must be eradicated.” — Dr. Katherine Christoffel, pediatrician, in American Medical News, January 3, 1994. In the 1990s Dr. Christoffel was the leader of the now-defunct HELP Network, a Chicago-based association of major medical organizations and grant seekers advancing gun control in the medical media. The name HELP was an acronym for Handgun Epidemic Lowering Plan.”

“ “I hate guns and I cannot imagine why anyone would want to own one. If I had my way, guns for sport would be registered, and all other guns would be banned.” — Assistant Dean Deborah Prothrow-Stith, M.D., Harvard School of Public Health in her book Deadly Consequences.”

“ If, as the NRA claims, more guns lead to less crime, why are they opposed to funding studies that could back up their assertion?”

You really think anyone at the CDC is even going to attempt to do research that could back up that assertion? Wintemute is a diehard gun-control advocate himself and he certainly doesn’t have the honesty to do it. What about the private sector? Does the NRA block them from conducting research with the same publically available data from the CDC and NIJ? Laughable, the NRA is always blamed by those that know the least.

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