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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 3, 2012, 04:23 PM

3. why did they do that?

Well, this is the NRA's side of the story:
Dr. Mark Rosenberg, who was then director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the CDC, explained his aim was to make the public see firearms as “dirty, deadly—and banned.” (Quoted in William Raspberry, “Sick People With Guns,” The Washington Post, Oct. 19, 1994.)

A newspaper article on two other leading anti-gun propagandists, Dr. Katherine Christoffel and Dr. Robert Tanz of the Children’s Hospital in Chicago, explained their “plan to do to handguns what their profession has done to cigarettes … turn gun ownership from a personal-choice issue to a repulsive, anti-social health hazard.” (Harold Henderson, “Policy: Guns ‘n Poses,” Chicago Reader, Dec. 16, 1994.)


Not saying that is the truth, but it is their side of the story. That said, the OP demonstrates that MDs playing amateur criminologist does not mean good science be it at CDC or anywhere else.
http://www.gunsandcrime.org/suter-fa.html
http://www.nrapublications.org/index.php/9485/how-your-tax-dollars-demonize-your-guns/

Now if either one of us can find information that is not parroting one BS story or the other, but I'm not counting on that happening.

Thanks to the gun lobby's obstruction, questions like whether more guns actually make communities safer, whether the ready availability of high-capacity magazines increases the number of gun-related deaths, or whether more rigorous background checks of gun buyers make a difference, remain maddeningly unanswered.
CDC are not the people to do it as the OP points out. That is the job of real criminologists doing real science.

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