Skip to comments.Don't believe mainstream media mistruths about firearms research
Posted on 02/28/2014 9:12:22 AM PST by neverdem
If we are to believe the mainstream media, the powerful NRA has used its political muscle to keep people ignorant of how guns impact our safety. They are supposedly to blame for the elimination of firearms research. This is all a result of a 1996 amendment to the federal budget stating None of the funds made available for injury prevention and control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may be used to advocate or promote gun control.
Thus last month, ABC News reported: In 1996 the NRA successfully lobbied Congress to pull millions of dollars out of government-funded firearms research. This has resulted in essentially a 17 year moratorium on major studies about gun injuries.
The Washington Post worried: [Academics] were forced to stop their work at the point of a gun or at least at the insistence of National Rifle Association. Thousands of news reports have made the same assertions over the last 13 months.
Nice story line, but a new report from the Crime Prevention Research Center shows none of this is true. The amendment didnt ban federal research. Indeed, to the contrary, federal funded research, which was never an important part of the total, actually increased since then.
Besides, the NRA is not the only interest group involved in this battle. Michael Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor who wants to protect you from buying oversized drinks or eating too much salt, is using his $31 billion fortune to fund anti-gun research through organizations such as Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Moms Demand Action, and the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins, his Alma Mater. His crusade to protect Americans from guns is only now kicking into high gear...
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Thank you Mr. Lott.
Don’t believe mainstream media mistruths about anything
I think KGB penetration of U.S. media had reached near totality by the time the Soviet Union fell. American "news" stories read like Izvestia or Pravda now.
It's socially and politically significant in ways never explored by serious researchers, that mediabots in 1972 voted 9:1 for the former Progressive (Stalinist) rump-convention delegate, Sen. George McGovern, over Richard Milhous Nixon, a sitting president who, if he had continued to prosecute Vietnam, had nevertheless gone to China and imposed wage-and-price controls, a favorite liberal nostrum that earned him plaudits from every talking head in sight.
That is a deeply revealing statistic, one that has yet to be wrung out.