CDC Director To Restart Gun Research Amid Spate Of Mass Shootings

Zero Hedge – by Tyler Durden

For the first time in decades, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will restart research into the gun violence epidemic across the U.S. CDC researchers will be on a mission to collect enough data to enable the agency to create solutions to prevent gun-related deaths, accidental gun deaths, and/or suicides.

CDC director Rochelle Walensky spoke with CNN over the weekend and revealed her new plan to research guns and gun-related violence.

“Every day, we turn on the news, and there are more young people dying,” Walensky said. “I swore to the president and to this country that I would protect your health. This is clearly one of those moments, one of those issues, that’s harming America’s health.”

The CDC has remained silent for decades about guns, tackling other epidemics as tens of thousands of people die from firearm-related injuries every year.

The Gun Violence Archive, a monitoring platform of gun violence and mass shootings, recently recorded 452 mass shootings in 41 different states (and Washington D.C.) in the 236 days of 2021. For comparison, in all of 2020, there were 393 mass shootings.

GVA’s mass shooting map shows most of the shootings occurred East of the Mississippi.

Breaking down GVA’s numbers, the U.S. is averaging nearly two mass shootings per day.

Walensky said, “something has to be done about this,” adding that Americans are sick and tired of turning on the nightly news and hearing about mass shooting stories.

So her strategy is simple: Restart the CDC’s gun research arm that will find out, based on “science,” why gun violence is rampant.

“My job is to understand and evaluate the problem. To understand the scope of the problem. To understand why this happens and what are the things that can make it better,” she said

Walensky hopes that gun owners don’t associate the CDC’s upcoming research with “gun control.”

She continued: “I’m not here about gun control. I’m here about preventing gun violence and gun death.” 

This brings us to her boss, President Biden, whose administration members are on a mission to limit or ban guns.

We recently laid out, in a gun policy note titled “Puzzle Pieces All Laid Out” – How ATF Has Plan To Classify Semi-Automatic Rifles As “Machine Guns” that stricter gun control is coming with and if the ATF could have it their way, ban the AR-15 platform.

Liberal politicians could use Walensky’s research as statistics to make the case why gun control is needed to reduce mass shootings.

So the (rhetorical) question we ask is: Why now is the CDC suddenly focused on trying to tackle another “epidemic”: gun violence, with an administration that desperately wants more gun control?

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/cdc-director-restart-gun-research-amid-spate-mass-shootings

10 thoughts on “CDC Director To Restart Gun Research Amid Spate Of Mass Shootings

  1. I’m confused, what does a gun have ANYTHING to do with viruses? That’s like the director of a law firm researching AC repair and installation.

    Is my car or AC going to be a virus, too? Wtf?

  2. So the (rhetorical) question we ask is: Why now is the CDC suddenly focused on trying to tackle another “epidemic”: gun violence, with an administration that desperately wants more gun control?

    Why ask why?
    The theme of this is blatant, and most everyone who recently purchased firearms knows it. That’s exactly why they purchased them – fear of someone doing this sh!t.

  3. Fuk the CDC

    they dont get to dick tate my 2nd amendment

    but they will get to face it if they think they can

    sorry had to edit

  4. Maybe the Center for Disease Creation is going to find a magic vaccine for this new epidemic! “recent spate of gun violence”, my foot!! It’s all designed/staged to take away even more of our rights and freedoms.

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