BELLEVUE, WA – -(AmmoLand.com)- The billionaire-supported gun prohibition movement has re-packaged its gun control agenda as a public health crisis, trying to convince the public that the cure to violent crime is to amputate the Second Amendment from the Bill of Rights, the Second Amendment Foundation said today.
“They couldn’t sell gun control as crime control,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “Then they couldn’t sell gun control as gun safety. Now they’re trying to convince the public that gun ownership is a public health issue.
“But this isn’t about public health,” he added. “This is all about politics. They’ve repackaged their agenda, but it’s the same old snake oil in a different bottle, and their strategy is right out of the gun control playbook.”
SAF, which hosts Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership as one of its priority projects, said the public should be alarmed at this campaign to equate gun ownership to a communicable disease. The SAF/DRGO project is a counter to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and its Center for Gun Policy and Research. Billionaire anti-gun-rights former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has reportedly donated $2.9 billion to the university over the years.
“What will they do next,” Gottlieb wondered, “attack freedom of speech as a mental health problem if someone openly disagrees with their crusade for public disarmament?
“For the health community to suggest that gun ownership is a public health problem amounts to medical malpractice,” he observed. “And by the way, medical malpractice kills a lot more people than firearms.”
Gottlieb’s warning comes as the Board of Health in King County, Washington is conducting a so-called “gun violence prevention summit” that doesn’t include a single representative from the firearms community. There is no input from firearms retailers, gun range operators or firearms instructors; not a single genuine gun safety expert.
“If there is a national crisis,” Gottlieb said, “trampling the rights of millions of healthy gun owners is not the cure. Demonizing guns and gun owners amounts to practicing voodoo during brain surgery. You’ll make a lot of noise and get plenty of attention, but the patient dies.”
The Second Amendment Foundation (www.saf.org) is the nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing, and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 650,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.
IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE. No ‘gun control law’ is lawful or Constitutional: Article 6, U.S. Constitution “The Constitution…shall be the supreme law of the land”. Therefore, no federal or state legislative law, Executive Order or local decree may limit, deny, change or modify the Constitution. THAT is called the ‘Supremacy Clause’. Article 6 continues “All laws must conform to and be made pursuant to the Constitution”. Therefore, any federal or state legislative law, Executive Order or local decree not in 100% harmony with the U.S. Constitution, is null & void. When Americans kneel and lick the hand of the tyrant,… Read more »
This is why we need to call these authoritarians – authoritarians. We must be honest about what they are and what they are proposing. Calling them gun grabbers, socialist etc… is not going to change minds we are preaching to the choir. Calling them authoritarians and their ideas authoritarian is like a thunderbolt to people that have not thought much about this. Once we start pointing out their authoritarianism its like planting a seed, the will water it for us because they want power and control and people will start looking around and see authoritarianism everywhere. Socialist has been so… Read more »
Ebola is now a global health emergency. What is the CDC doing wasting money taking sides on a civil rights issue?
Is the CDC filled with doctors that are not competent to engage is disease research? Is the CDC a government funded repository for inept hard core unemployables?
Wild Bill, you must not be very old. The CDC has ALWAYS been a political organization. Under Carter, the CDC said motorcycles were a human health emergency and must be banned. Carter got two-stroke motorcycles banned. Under GHW Bush, the CDC said guns were a human health emergency. Bush banned import of semi-auto firearms. Under Bill Clinton, the CDC said guns were a human health emergency. We got an ‘assault weapons’ ban. Under the Indonesian National Barry Soetoro, the CDC said guns were a human health emergency. Barry tried to get guns banned by selling & giving them to Mexican… Read more »
Hmm, appears that Public Health Crisis history continues to repeat itself and fail yet again? Now the new Public Health Crisis buzzword is gun control but should read people control. Prohibition was a 13-year period in which the production and distribution of alcohol was made illegal in the United States and deemed a Public Health Crisis. Conclusion was it made the alcohol consumption situation worse. The War on Drugs began in June 1971 when U.S. Pres. Richard Nixon declared drug abuse to be “public enemy number one”, Public Health Crisis and increased federal funding for drug-control agencies and drug-treatment efforts.… Read more »
It’s old, and recycled.
Basically, they tossed a turd against the wall but it didn’t stick.
So what do they do?
They pick it up and toss it, AGAIN.
Keeps the turd flexible, and makes them STINK.
Just keep relabeling it and maybe the slobbering fools will accept it. Where are the children and kittens to pitch the latest iteration of the same old gun control.
Sixty millions of the children they want to save today are already dead…. victims of their local abortuary.
Anyone else see the incongruity of this?
They holler “save the children” to support their gun confiscation nightmare, and next week those same ones preach on the necessity of keeping abortiion safe and legal.
@Tio, The “local abortuary” a will coined phrase. I’m stealing it.
A pile of poop by any other name smells just a bad!
The Unchecked, Unchallenged growth of government is what they want. A Regime of unlimited power is what they are after. Government is to serve us, not rule us. The shackling of Freedom has to go…
By any means necessary. That is the only ethic at work in the progressive movement. They will destroy liberty by any means necessary.
Which means that conservative patriots must ALSO use “any means necessary” to prevent that attack on the Constitution.
Let’s be real clear. Try to take my guns and you’re gonna see a genuine “health issue”.
There’s a crisis in Chicago with 40-50 people shot every week and they have plenty of gun control there. Maybe these doctors should study about how that is working.
“As to defensives uses of guns, the CDC report said, “Studies that directly assessed the effect of actual defensive uses of guns (incidents in which a gun was ‘used’ by the crime victim) have found consistently lower injury rates among gun-using crime victims compared with victims who used other self-protective strategies. Almost all national survey estimates indicate that defensive gun uses by victims are at least as common as offensive uses by criminals, with estimates of annual uses ranging from about 500,000 to more than 3 million per year.”
Center For Disease Control And Prevention