Does America have gun-itis? Democrats want the CDC to find out

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MILLINOCKET, Maine, May 25, 2014 – Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey and New York Representative Carolyn Maloney, both Democrats, have introduced legislation that would give the Centers for Disease Control $10 million a year for six years, starting in 2015. The aim of the legislation would be to fund research on gun violence prevention and firearms safety.

In President Obama’s budget for 2014, he allocated $10 million for gun violence research, but Congress will have to fund further research after this year.

“It is time we study the issue of gun violence like the public health crisis it is. If we want to prevent injury and deaths from guns, we need to know what can be done to prevent it,” Markey said in a statement accompanying the legislation.

“In America, gun violence kills twice as many children as cancer, and yet political grandstanding has halted funding for public health research to understand this crisis. We know from other examples that research can produce dramatic, life-saving results,” Rep. Maloney said.

One doesn’t know whether to marvel at the lack of common sense in this legislation or to be insulted that these people think the public has no common sense.

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Gun safety instruction has been around since the first firearm was invented. Handling weapons of any kind requires common sense. Bad people do bad things to other people with any weapon, tool or rock they can get their hands on; do we really need to spend $70 million to come to that conclusion?


Or perhaps there’s another agenda. Earlier this month, Hillary Clinton spoke at the National Council for Behavioral Health conference in Oxon Hill, Maryland. In a remarkable example of double-speak she said:

“I think again we’re way out of balance. I think that we’ve got to rein in what has become an almost article of faith that anybody can have a gun, anywhere, anytime. And I don’t believe that is in the best interest of the vast majority of people. And I think you can say that and still support the right of people to own guns.”

If Progressive Democrats succeed in portraying the use of firearms as some kind of pandemic to be attacked aggressively in order to wipe it out, common sense and the Second Amendment will be wiped out along with it.

 

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  • Larry Bavaro

    hey you FKNG demo-dummies, You don’t dictate what Americans do, Check yourself before you wreck yourself…you work for the people, we tell you what to do…do your job or get out. The Constitution tells you what to do, not, what NOT to do, nor is it to be reversed or overwritten… get with the program.

    • Gregg Mcphedrain

      you will tape the pillow to your -ss using the government approved tape (lacking enough adhesive to walk 5ft’)
      OR BE FINED UP TO 10000 DOLLARS or 6 months in the US GULAG
      nazi america coming to a town near you

  • John SP

    There are over 300 million guns and over 190 million gun owners in this country. On average there are 11 thousand homicides per year with firearms that’s 0.038% of all gun and 0.058% of gun owners. That means statistically it’s almost zero percent.
    More than half of those deaths can be linked to gangs or crime. Do you think the criminals will follow gun laws? These laws will be used to gain control of the people for the new ruling class to dominate. Then we will be subjects not citizens.

    • Rob

      No, at that point we will be felons. And over 100 million of us will have to ask, at this point, what difference does it make?

    • Gregg Mcphedrain

      you use logic – LOGIC DOES NOT MATTER to retarded people / politicians

  • Peter Toth

    Liberalism is a disease, and should be one that is studied by the CDC. I’m not kidding!

  • jlopez

    Hmmmmm… I didn’t realize that it was up to Hilary to be our guardian and decide what is best for us.

  • Conservative Mark

    Back in the good old days, when I was born, people who questioned the Bill of RIghts could have been shot for being a government subversive. God, how I miss the good ole days!

  • AlexisJaime

    The insanity of someone who believes man can create a Utopian society is among the least sane of all insanities.

  • James Morrison

    Ed Markey is a con artist who pretended to live in Massachusetts while living in Chevy Chase Maryland. Every couple of years he stopped by to make an appearance and ask for votes. We have the two most fraudulent senators in the US senate representing Massachusetts out of all 50 states.

    • Gregg Mcphedrain

      no you don’t we have BEN RAY LUJAN and Michelle LUJAN liberal representatives who love illegals and gun control and kickbacks

  • dannoboy16

    Here’s proof that Progressives should be locked up in asylums. A couple of days in a snake pit should affect a prompt cure. We NEED guns to defend ourselves against this oppressive government.

  • Nuschler

    32,000 American citizens die by guns each year in America. If the MERS virus (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) were killing this many people there would be panic! You all would be screaming “What is the CDC doing to help us!” If 32,000 people were being killed from e. coli in tainted foods you all would be screaming for better inspections! Instead you blame Dems and Li’brals for simply TRYING to understand why the USA has MORE gun deaths and more maiming (paralyzed for life, traumatic brain injury, etc) than any other country in the world!
    Other nations have as much of a violent history, other nations allow private citizens to own guns..so why do so many people get killed here?

    Let the CDC study it. Let’s actually find out if the largest percent are gang related or guns allowed around children who play with the guns and shoot their 5 y/o cousin. Let’s STUDY why we have a smaller percentage of gun owners who own multiple weapons.

    IT’S JUST A STUDY! No one is coming to take your guns away!

    Maybe we will find that criminals are able to buy guns at gun shows without a background check which results in murders all up the I-95 corridor.

    Let’s look at our mental health system and why we are letting people fall through the cracks: Adam Lanza, and James Holmes are examples. But these are just the mass shootings that get press.

    It’s easy to say “It’s gangs shooting each other!” If it is then what do we do to stop this insidious “disease” of gun violence? We need FACTS, not conjecture, or blaming anyone.

    Only when we figure out FACTS can we then work on a way to decrease gun deaths and maiming in the USA.

    I am a scientist. Scientists are NOT lib’rals or kooks or Dems or communists. We are educated to look for causes and solutions..that’s all. We aren’t politicians and we don’t get paid much. But we take our jobs seriously. Polio and measles used to kill and paralyze tens of thousands of people. We found a cure.
    Let’s look at this logically. Instead of getting angry and calling people names, why not work together on the problem of too many people getting killed each year.

    Let’s find a way for intelligent, law-abiding citizens to keep their guns. BUT we do have to study this epidemic…just as we would an ebola virus.

    • Well actually Obama, Bloomberg, Feinstein, would all love to take everyone’s guns away. They have made public comments to that effect. Guns have been seized in NY and in CA. CT is probably next. The old lie about No one wants to take your guns is not true anymore. The liberal do want your guns and all the guns except for the ones carried by their security teams.

  • Dustin

    So just what is new ? Isn’t that the liberal mantra? “By any means necessary”?

  • Jack Perry

    I would like $500 billion to study the negative impact of democrats on the US society, as part of this research it will be necessary to pack up and ship out of the United States those democrats that would like to emulate other countries here in the US. The funding for this will come from democrats as democrats believe in larger government and this is a larger government program. Should there be any independents that feel that this is not fair on democrats, there is a program for you too. Since you like your president you can keep your president… really you can keep him. Those that remain here…. will be forced to pick someone else. But don’t worry about those details.

    Unfortunately, this program will greatly reduce the population of the United States, however, since you want what is in another country, this will put you there so that you can enjoy the “benefits” of being in that other country without having to trouble yourself any further with what is going on in this one that is not to your liking. There will be a website for you to enter in your information; no worries this one will work the first day it’s up and your information will be secure. Plan ahead as to the country you wish to live in for the duration of this impact study.

  • Rob

    I think I will buy a new gun today. One with multiple “evil” features.

  • Gregg Mcphedrain

    how do these people keep breeding: who is dumb enough to sleep with them let alone breed them>? DO THEY NOT UNDERSTAND THE POINT OF THE CONSTITUTION is to stop THEM>
    Electing these obviously mentally retarded politicians is not a kindness that makes them feel included!
    why are they not in treatment for stupidity?