Amid a Pandemic, Biden’s CDC Director Goes After the Second Amendment

Amid a Pandemic, Biden’s CDC Director Goes After the Second Amendment

As reports of COVID-19 cases increase, and various politicians demand more lockdowns and mandates, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced plans to cure an epidemic of … crime? Speaking with CNN last week, CDC director Rochelle Walensky said, “Something has to be done about [illegal shootings]. Now is the time—it’s pedal to the metal time.” “We haven’t spent the time, energy and frankly the resources to understand this problem because it’s been so divided,” she said, as CNN pointed to biased numbers from the Gun Violence Archive. Armed with a renewed focus—and millions in federal funding to study so-called “gun violence”—they’re already pumping cash into what they say are violence-prevention projects . CNN also recycled the myth that the NRA “convinced Congress to cut all of the CDC’s funding for gun research.” In actuality, the CDC was only barred from spending money to “advocate or promote gun control.” (Of course, if you say you can’t study criminal shootings without advocating for gun control, aren’t you implicitly validating gun owners’ concerns of an underlying political agenda?) “I’m not here about gun control,” Walensky said. “I’m here about preventing gun violence and gun death.” In other words, she wants people to compromise away their right to keep and bear arms by empowering her agency to write public policy. Premise-as-the-conclusion, agenda-driven research is often funded with the express purpose of fueling anti-Second Amendment articles from the mainstream media that they then hope will impact public opinion. In sum, […]

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