While the Cattle Car Guides, the Gun-grabbing Sultans of Police State Utopia, push for the CDC to once again be given permission to use its resources to advance an anti-gun, anti-human, anti-liberty agenda, the NRA is busy convincing its members that it’s an actual resistance to these efforts to hamper individuals’ abilities to acquire and possess tools of self-defense, guns.
The organization is providing some token resistance to the plans by gun grabbers to unshackle the CDC, or, to put it into more frank terms, to politically weaponize another department of the coercive enterprise in an effort to hasten the emergence of a bona fide police state.
From USA Today
|NRA: Don’t use tax dollars to promote gun control|
In the wake of the tragedy in Parkland, Fla., the media are claiming that the NRA and our supporters in Congress are opposed to government-funded research on criminal violence perpetrated with firearms. Nothing could be further from the truth. We, along with a majority of Americans, believe that research is important in identifying the root causes of violence.
To be clear, Congress did not restrict the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from studying firearms and violence. Instead, it restricted government funding from being used to advocate or promote gun control. In the 1990s, when this restriction was passed, that’s exactly what the CDC was doing — advocating for gun control under the auspices of “research.” One CDC official was even quoted in 1994 that he envisioned a public campaign to make guns like cigarettes, “dirty, deadly — and banned.”
The NRA’s position at the time, which has not changed, is that tax dollars should not be used to take sides in a policy debate. This violates the most basic principle of science, in which objective research should be the goal, rather than a biased policy position against individual firearm ownership.
…..one might ask why gun control proponents are pushing to have the restriction eliminated. The answer is simple, and it has nothing to do with funding more research, but the desire to use the legitimacy of the CDC to push a political agenda.
Anti-gun advocates know that research by government agencies advocating for more gun control would be viewed as credible by the American people, because such agencies are expected to have an objective, unbiased mission. And this is why limiting funding against such policy advocacy is needed. Americans should be able to trust our institutions, especially those conducting research on our behalf.