Hawaii Lawmakers Propose Public-funded Anti-gun Fake News Factory

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Hawaii Lawmakers Propose Public-funded Anti-gun Fake News Factory

Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- Following California’s lead, Hawaiian lawmakers are seeking to use money gleaned from Aloha State taxpayers to fund their anti-gun propaganda efforts. HB 1541 would establish the Hawaii Gun Violence Prevention Center, a public and privately funded “interdisciplinary” effort to analyze “gun-related violence and its prevention.”

Research into violence perpetrated with firearms isn’t in itself a bad thing. However, the explanatory portion of the Hawaii legislation gives away the game.

The bill laments that, “In 1996, Congress passed the Dickey Amendment, with a provision which prevents the use of federal money for gun violence research and prevention,” adding “As a result of this effective ban on gun violence research, funding for gun violence prevention research has declined dramatically.”

The Centers for Disease Control is not prohibited from conducting research into violence committed with firearms. The amendment barred the government from using taxpayer money for gun control advocacy.

The language of the amendment stated, “That 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.”

Hawaiian lawmakers’ complaints about the Dickey Amendment suggest that they seek for the Hawaii Gun Violence Prevention Center to engage in the activity prohibited by the federal legislation, “gun control advocacy.”

The amendment was put in place in order to stop what had been CDC’s overt political advocacy for further gun control. Former Director of the CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Mark Rosenberg’s comments on the topic made clear that gun owners were not going to get fair and balanced research. In 1994, Rosenberg stated that he envisioned a public campaign to make guns like cigarettes, “dirty, deadly — and banned.” Rosenberg also served as a member of anti-gun group CeaseFire’s advisory panel.

NCIPC researchers and staff were faculty for the Handgun Epidemic Lowering Plan conference. An organizer described the conference as uniting “like-minded individuals who represent organizations… [who will assist in using] a public health model to work toward changing society’s attitude toward guns so that it becomes socially unacceptable for private citizens to have handguns.”

Further, contrary to gun control advocates’ protestations, there is no shortage of funding for firearms research. The Rand Corporation recently surveyed “thousands” of studies related to firearms for a comprehensive survey on the state of firearms research. Michael Bloomberg has funded Johns Hopkins University to the tune of more than $2 billion dollars. The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health bears his name and houses the Center for Gun Policy and Research, the academic wing of the billionaire’s anti-gun operation.

Of course, it’s not really the money that is at issue. What gun control-touting lawmakers want is anti-gun research that carries the imprimatur of government. Gun control advocates calculate that it will be easier to convince the public of the legitimacy and impartiality of a study if it appears to have come from a government agency rather than from something that resembles a billionaire’s pet political project.

In this way, the Hawaii legislation is particularly devious. The bill creates the “Hawaii gun violence prevention center special fund,” which in addition to public funding, may be funded by “donations and contributions made by private individuals or organizations.” Wealthy anti-gun activists and organizations would be able to dump their money into the fund (money that would normally be recognized as advocacy motivated), and the Hawaii Gun Violence Prevention Center could pump out purportedly unbiased research carrying the state’s seal of approval.

With this sort of legislation, Hawaiians could be saying aloha to tax dollars as well as what’s left of their firearms freedoms.


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    Liz
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    Liz

    Please watch this. Best 7 minutes on gun control I have ever seen!

    We need to start arresting senators, and reps that try to take our gun rights away. The oath is to defend the constitution not change it to fill their needs….

    Richard Thornton
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    Richard Thornton

    Gun Controllers have for years advocated using Center For Disease Control to study what they call an Epidemic of Gun Violence. They are trying to frame Gun Violence as a “Disease” you then “treat” under the Medical Model rather than handle it as a matter covered under Constitutional Law or Criminal Statues!! One would think with all the nasty diseases coming into our country from Illegal Aliens, the CDC would have its hands full. Drug resistant strains of Tuberculosis alone can occupy a great deal of their time. Many studies have been done in Universities. Government should stay out except… Read more »

    Jim Macklin
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    Jim Macklin

    The NRA-ILA has maybe 5 million people who donate $20 to $100 a year. A few may donate $2,000/

    Bloomberg spends $250 million ( $ 250,000,000 ) or more every year.

    rich z
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    rich z

    I think the NRA must Pick &choose the battles to fight . It’s all about FUNDING. The NRA has just so much but, the gov has ALL of your (tax money) to fight with. They call it a ENDLESS supply .

    John
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    John

    As more socialists and communist cockroaches and silverfish feel it is NOW safe to come out from under the Democrat Party toilet into the light we will see more of this.

    Vincent Brady
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    Vincent Brady

    Funny how only dictators and “democratic” societies want the populace disarmed.

    Roy D.
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    Roy D.

    “At the close of the Constitutional Convention on September 17, 1787, as Benjamin Franklin left the hall in Philadelphia, he was asked, “What kind of government have you given us, Dr. Franklin?” He replied: “A republic, if you can keep it.”

    joefoam
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    joefoam

    This truly defines gov’t run propaganda machines. Still can’t figure out why the CDC was even allowed to start gun violence research. I didn’t know guns were considered a disease, but if they can get the public believing that then it will make gun owners deserving of demonization, confiscation and quarantine. Get ready folks, even you Fudds out there, they want all guns, removed and owners past and present shunned.

    Proctor
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    Proctor

    The CDC is a heaping pile of crap bureaucracy rife with agendas under the guise of health.

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    Heed the Call-up

    joe foam, firearms aren’t a disease, but criminals could potentially get infections from bullet wounds sustained during self-defense situations. You wouldn’t want that to happen, would you?

    These anti-rights politicians are a far worse disease in our society than any firearm could ever be – and we all know the cure, plainly and succinctly stated by one of our founding fathers concerning the tree of liberty….

    Tionico
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    Tionico

    why the CDC was even allowed to start gun violence research its not that they needed to be or even were “allowed” to do this. Being a gummit agency, and needing to justify their existence and budget, they merely took it upon themselves and did it. Once begun, and funds allocated, they were “doing more” and thus needed even MORE funds. See how that works? ANd makes US work all the harder? WHat, tax feedom day is now sometime in late July, the date at whcih we stop working for governnent at alll levels and begin working for the things… Read more »

    Hoplite
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    Hoplite

    It is so simple they have missed the answer. All they need to do is go to their local MSNBC and CNN affiliates to get the dirty job done. Local MSM broadcast affiliates would gleefully jump aboard this ship of lies too.

    Oldvet
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    Oldvet

    @Hop…Its really about the grant money they hope to secure ! Anything else is secondary .

    ae
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    ae

    these power crazed politicians must be stopped!We have the constitution,they are the enemy of the people and the US Constitution

    Patriot guy
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    Patriot guy

    The power crazed gun banning politicians will stop at nothing in their quest to ban all guns! Just like Hitler and Gobbels use the media to brainwash the public to follow their far out ideas and to obey them. How many gun owners voted for these mut cases? Why dont they vote for someone else? We need term limits, not lifetime politicians! The gun banning cults send out “news reports” to politicians who then believe each and everything they write about. Support thr NRA. Most of the politicians won’t listen to you but will listen to the NRA. Gun control… Read more »

    Tionico
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    Tionico

    Term limits won’t fix a thing. The Dems can float one rotten candidate after the last one, no end of them. So what if the interchangeable morons serve one, two or ten terms? On the other hand, when we DO manage to seat a decent representative, he’s gone after the mandated two terms, and can not do us any more good. the PROBLEM is the lazy could not care less voters, who either never bother to find out what these candidates REALY represent or want, or don’t even bother tovote at all so those supporting the rotten ones carry the… Read more »

    Robert J. Lucas
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    Robert J. Lucas

    Socialism>Communism>Gun Control=Disarmament=Extermination…
    The Impoverished Deadly Agenda…
    “Seemingly Utopian pacifists are free to profess their love of a weapon-free world, but they must start by disarming the evil, criminal and tyrannical. Disarming the public is a vent for their twisted fear and hatred, a grotesque affront to freedom, and unacceptable. Disarming an innocent person is an act of violence.”
    “Guns save lives. Guns stop crime. Guns are why America is still free.”
    “The right of decent private citizens to personally possess, transport, and responsibly use arms without government interference is the ultimate freedom and the main pillar supporting all other liberties.”

    Will Flatt
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    Will Flatt

    Somehow, I just don’t see Whiny LaPew and his merry band of Not Really Activists doing anything about this. Maybe b!tch about it for a little while like some millenial snowflakes, and then ask for donations.

    HEART OF TEXAS,
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    HEART OF TEXAS,

    Will Flatt = Liberal anti-NRA bot