CDC Director Goes ‘Old School’ with Call to Push Anti-Gun Agenda

Instead of giving a taxpayer-funded boost to citizen disarmament lobby propaganda efforts, CDC could better promote public health by showing how it improves when good people are able to protect themselves and bad people are kept away from them. (Amnesty International/Facebook)

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- ‘After Ending COVID, CDC Pivots to Banning Guns,” FrontPage Mag reports. The story critiques the appearance of CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky in an “exclusive” CNN interview, where she claims “Something has to be done” about guns.

Where have we heard that before? Outside of every time the media gloms on to a high-profile atrocity, more often than not in a “gun-free zone,” by “prohibited person” criminals with records as long as your arm, and/or bizarre whack jobs who gave everyone who knew them the creeps?

Walensky, of course, protests her going “pedal to the metal”  has nothing to do with citizen disarmament:

“She said she doesn’t want people to think she is trying to take away their guns.”

At the risk of being redundant, where have we heard that before? Of course that’s what it’s all about. They just realize they can’t do it all at once so they have to do it in increments, securing the concession du jour before moving on to their next objective – all the while complaining about an unreasonable gun lobby that refuses to compromise for the public good.

“Let’s agree, we don’t want people to die,” Walensky pleads. “Let’s just agree there.”

I’m listening.

“What can we do to stop people from dying, and what can we do to stop people from being injured?” she asks.

How about if government stops making it harder for good people to protect themselves and keeps people who have proven they hurt others away from potential victims? What else is there to talk about?

Oh, more infringements? This business of bringing gun owners to the table to be part of the discussion is hardly new.

Years of experience have shown gun owners that the “national conversation on guns” antis claim they want to have always ends with them trying to take away more rights, dictate terms, propagandize in the media, and marginalize and cancel opposition with name-calling, conflation, and lies. That it’s being resurrected again is part of (yet another) well-funded Astroturf effort to make it look like the only ones who won’t join in are hateful right-wing extremists.

By once more involving CDC in the agenda/junk science propaganda effort, Director Walensky is actually going “old school.”

“We need to revolutionize the way we look at guns, like what we did with cigarettes. Now it [sic] is dirty, deadly, and banned,” Dr. Mark Rosenberg, former Director of the CDC’s National Center for Injury Control and Prevention, told The Washington Post in 1994, proving the agenda was to eviscerate the Second Amendment and providing, for many, the final straw against paying the help to undermine our rights.

That created another opportunity for the antis to lie, whining how evil gun lobby-beholden Republicans had forbidden CDC to do any gun research. In fact, the prohibition was limited to using tax funding to advocate for and promote gun control, which is very different.

As a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, Walensky is ideologically in tune with Deborah Prothrow-Stith, dean of the Harvard School of Public Health, who at least had the honesty to admit:

“My own view on gun control is simple. I hate guns — and cannot imagine why anybody would want to own one. If I had my way, guns for sport would be registered, and all other guns would be banned.”

What Walensky is bringing back – and that gun owners have no choice but to help finance – is morally akin to the “bullet fee” of communist Chinese and Iranian notoriety, where family members were charged by the government for the bullet used to execute their relative. We’re in essence being forced to help pay for our own disarmament.

Meanwhile, as FrontPage notes, CDC will continue to posture for public health while ignoring real threats, “like filling the country with illegal aliens carrying COVID-19 and other diseases,” and making it easier for the government to disarm “law-abiding” citizens as it releases more violent criminals back onto the streets in the name of “social justice.”


About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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Twodogs
Twodogs
24 days ago

In light of the events over the last two years with the so called pandemic. I believe it was a trial balloon for “them” to learn some things about controlling people through fear. What they learned is there are a good number of us that will not comply with their directives. I call it “good disobedience,” if the D’s can call it “good trouble” we can call it “good disobedience” and not play along. As a result they realize again they cannot enforce their will on an armed people. The CDC wants us disarmed because the CDC is part of… Read more »

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
24 days ago
Reply to  Twodogs

What “they” learned was: Most people want the government to redistribute the wealth of other people; Most people don’t care what the national debt is in comparison to GDP; Most people don’t understand the effects of hyper-inflation and what the precursors are to hyper-inflation; Most people have never heard of Cloward and Piven and don’t understand that the overloading of the current system is necessary to replace it with totalitarianism; Most people don’t understand basic economic principles like the relationship of supply and demand; Most people want the government to intervene on their behalf and are blissfully unaware of the… Read more »

Last edited 24 days ago by JSNMGC
Beowulf
Beowulf
25 days ago

The only pandemic is coming from the Democrat Party.

Bozz
Bozz
26 days ago

Stick to medicine lady.

Larry
Larry
2 days ago
Reply to  Bozz

Why? I believe she’s already proven she’s not even good at that.

KK
KK
26 days ago

Well , you gotta admit, guns are totally out of control shooting up every major inner city in the USA!

Funny how they seem to pretty much behave themselves in more rural areas.
I wonder why?
Crazy how guns can be this way, just can’t figure it.

Vinnie
Vinnie
24 days ago
Reply to  KK

Also of note, the people doing the majority of the shooting in those urban areas are not legally allowed to even HAVE guns in the first place.But sure, the next new law will definitely be the key!

StLPro2A
StLPro2A
26 days ago

Instead of “The Choir” just trading memos with each other, why not publish all the Libturd’s contact info and have “The Choir” inundate her with their thoughts?? Trading Choir comments accomplishes nothing….even with the interspersed Libturd trolls involved. Blasting the Libturd would at least irritate and piss her off, letting her know how screwed up and anti-2A we view her….at least doing something.

MarkE
MarkE
26 days ago

Until Walensky can figure out how many masks we should wear, her drivel about gun violence is about as insightful as her drivel about COVID. The CDC’s erratic performance during this pandemic has been anything but gold-standard, and no small part of that stems from a lack of competent leadership. Perhaps she should concentrate on walking before adding the chewing gum part.

Mack
Mack
26 days ago

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky knows full well what she is doing and what she is saying.

Do you suppose she would say this:

“Let’s agree, we don’t want the unborn to die. Let’s just agree there. What can we do to stop the unborn from dying, and what can we do to stop the unborn from being injured.”

I think more lives have been lost to forceps than firearms.

Mudhunter
Mudhunter
26 days ago

Gun violence is one of the Holy sacraments of the human worship of the left.

But all other violence is not worthy of their attention.

The deliberate ignoring of all violence that people suffer is disgusting. This willingness to be dishonest and deceptive disqualifies their opinion in my mind.

Of course it would be important to a liberal if a big fist or section of rebar hit them in the face.

Doug G.
Doug G.
26 days ago

Doctor’s account for 100,000 deaths per year by malpractice. “Mal” means Bad, so Bad Practices by people who are trusted to NOT harm us, but do. If you want to talk about deaths that shouldn’t have happened due to preventable actions, we should start there! A what about the Opioid crisis and our half century “War on Drugs”? There are millions of deaths, from something the government has dedicated itself to fighting and preventing. Turned out about as well as Biden’s retreat from Afghanistan. One big expensive fuster cluck. But then he’s been at this fight his whole career as… Read more »

GomeznSA
GomeznSA
26 days ago

Money line “we don’t want people to think” – that sums up her irrational lines of thought very succinctly. TPTB simply want ALL of us to sit down, shut up and do what they tell us to.
Her hoplophobia shines thru with her ‘ I hate guns’ line. That irrational fear of inanimate objects destroys any ability to be reasonable about violence. regardless of what tool is used. Never mind that on an average day 100 MILLION+ Law Abiding Citizen Gun Owners do not commit any crimes, much less misuse their firearms.

Tank
Tank
26 days ago
Reply to  GomeznSA

Spot on truth.

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DonP
DonP
26 days ago

I see the “gun problem”, as addressed by the CDC and other anti-gun groups, pretty much the same way I see the people and groups who are so vocal about global warming and government officials with their COVID mandates. They want everyone else to cut back on their carbon footprint while flying around in their private jets. They mandate masks and limit going places to the public while going to their dinner parties and ‘closed’ hair dressers with no masks. They want to take away guns from the general public but not for themselves or their own security teams. Gun… Read more »

Hawkeyeted
Hawkeyeted
26 days ago

CDC can’t even be truthful or coherent with COVD. CDC needs to stay in it’s lane.

Tank
Tank
26 days ago

CDC = UN = GLOBALIST’s = FREEMASONS/JESUIT’s/ZIONIST’s/ROSICRUCIANS.

Fixed it.

Perception/Reality flux-field of consciousness.

Last edited 26 days ago by Tank
Tionico
Tionico
26 days ago
Reply to  Tank

take yur bizarre racism/prejudice elsewhere.

Tank
Tank
26 days ago
Reply to  Tionico

Facts just the facts.

Your trolling/shilling derisive & divisive ignorance shall be ignored henceforth.

Last edited 26 days ago by Tank
willyd
willyd
26 days ago

Why is the CDC Director So concerned about GUNS, but won’t say a word about the MURDER OF ALL OF THE CHILDREN DISPOSED OF THROUGH ABORTIONS?

RetUSAF
RetUSAF
26 days ago
Reply to  willyd

CDC is following the Biden/Harris Communist agenda.

nobodyuknow
nobodyuknow
26 days ago

S.O.S.! If they want to “cure” the violence “pandemic”, they need to start with PEOPLE, not an inanimate object!

RJL
RJL
26 days ago

Plain and simple…

RJL
RJL
26 days ago

Anyone Playing into this narrative, Is a Anti-Constitutionalist, which makes them, an Anti-American, and enemy of the United States of America, plane and simple…

Raconteur
Raconteur
27 days ago

“But to ban guns because criminals use them is to tell the innocent and law-abiding that their rights and liberties depend not on their own conduct, but on the conduct of the guilty and the lawless, and that the law will permit them to have only such rights and liberties as the lawless will allow, for society does not control crime, ever, by forcing the law-abiding to accommodate themselves to the expected behavior of criminals. Society controls crime by forcing the criminals to accommodate themselves to the expected behavior of the law-abiding.”   Jeffrey R. Snyder, 1994

hippybiker
hippybiker
27 days ago

CDC director= Scum of the Earth!

ruger264
ruger264
27 days ago

Remember, there is not a known cure for any virus, medicine might be able to mitigate the time,symptoms and severity of any flu, but not cure. prevention is better than nothing espcially if there is not a cure. Other deadly virus are norovirus, rotovirus, h1n1, Zika, epsteinbar, and the list is endless.

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
27 days ago

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, how about you do the job WE ARE PAYING YOU TO DO as per your job description, or WE, The People will remove you and put in place a person that knows how to STAY IN THEIR LANE?

nobodyuknow
nobodyuknow
26 days ago
Reply to  USMC0351Grunt

YUP!!!

ruger264
ruger264
27 days ago

Let the cdc focus on the violence in Afganastan. They need to go over there and tell them how to control gun.

JPM
JPM
27 days ago

Coming off their huge success in convincing the American Public that a piece of cloth can stop a virus from spreading and being the driving force that allowed hack politicians at all levels to destroy the economy, cost Americans their jobs, their freedom, their homes and in too many cases, their families over a “bug” with a 99+% survival rate, the CDC is rightly assuming that anything they mandate will be obeyed by the majority of Americans. Why wouldn’t they believe they can ban guns, or anything else they don’t like, by simply claiming they are a health risk?

Jonesy
Jonesy
27 days ago

Let’s agree, we don’t want people to die,” Walensky pleads
Well, this is simple> Just keep them from living.

swmft
swmft
26 days ago
Reply to  Jonesy

that is why abortion is so important , can we abort nancy polluticy i know it is late term but she is defective

JimmyS
JimmyS
27 days ago

Will the CDC then go after other rights, like the right to worship freely, or the right to petition the government for redress?

PAF145
PAF145
27 days ago

Walensky is nothing more than a party line communist,in other words a modern day Democrat

nobodyuknow
nobodyuknow
26 days ago
Reply to  PAF145

YOU HIT THIS ONE RIGHT ON THE HEAD, MY FRIEND!!!

ColdSteel1983
ColdSteel1983
27 days ago

Ah so good to hear from the would be Statist tyrants!

nrringlee
nrringlee
27 days ago

No, actually the number one threat to public health is a rogue administrative state at the federal level, an incompetent and self serving military/industrial complex and incompetent bureaucrats who cannot deliver a party line consistent from week to week. Yes, the Taliban, drug cartels, the Communist Chinese and their colluding allies within our administrative state are all threats but none compare to the threat posed by a rogue federal government. And that, doctor, is why Americans choose to exercise their God Granted rights to arm themselves to defend their homes and families from what has now become a corrupt federal… Read more »

nobodyuknow
nobodyuknow
26 days ago
Reply to  nrringlee

🙂

Country Boy
Country Boy
27 days ago

US Government Tyranny is a public health crisis made worse by the flood of corrupt Democrats who enabled Dr Fauci’s Covid-19 to be unleashed upon the USA .
Now the Biden Admin is going to enable yet another public health crisis by flooding our country with illegal immigrants on our southern borber and is now flying in islamic terrorists who have made use of blank Visa applications., giving the Taliban over 530,000 AR-15s while he tries to relieve us of our firearms.

Last edited 27 days ago by Country Boy
USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
27 days ago
Reply to  Country Boy

“giving the Taliban over 530,000 AR-15s while he tries to relieve us of our firearms.” IS a health crisis and the CDC should go after the Taliban first and foremost because THEY are more “infected” with whatever disease the CDC is trying to conjure up.

Raconteur
Raconteur
27 days ago
Reply to  USMC0351Grunt

That’s more like 358,530 M16’s and variants, 64,363 machine guns (including M2 .50 Cal.), 126,295 pistols and millions of rounds for them all. And that is only a partial list.
Biden’s Democrat Debacle is one of the most dangerous fiascos to be turned loose on the Middle East.

Montana454Casull
Montana454Casull
27 days ago

The idiots at the CDC should concentrate on covid 19 because they have proven that when it comes to covid they don’t know thier asshole from thier elbow and the same applies about thier knowledge about firearm violence . The facts are these clowns don’t know the facts and they are just playing the guessing game and stating this as facts. Nice try clowns at the CDC .

nrringlee
nrringlee
27 days ago

True story. The CDC has been a politicized rogue federal agency since the 1990’s. It is time to break them up and subcontract their work out to major universities.

swmft
swmft
26 days ago

actually worse than that ,they are in pocket of big pharma , so it is about all the money they can steal. they dont want you to have guns so like Australia they can dictate to you (that is what dictators do) what you can and cant do who you can mate with bread out that independent blood line if they were about fixing things far uvc 222 light would be every where they would tell people if you had covid the vaccine will hurt you not help (science not voodoo) I would put the links but the papers are… Read more »

Arny
Arny
27 days ago

Don’t want to see people die ? Then don’t try & steal my property. Pretty simple..

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
27 days ago
Reply to  Arny

Hmmm

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gregs
gregs
27 days ago

“She said she doesn’t want people to think she is trying to take away their guns.” exactly! leftists can only lie. if they don’t they wouldn’t get elected or re-elected if they told the truth. this is what they want you to believe while they work to do just that. many more people die from medical errors each year than firearms. why don’t we work to ban doctors and nurses? that would potentially save up to 100k people each year. (sarcasm, if you didn’t get it). the problem we have is a criminal violence problem. it isn’t law-abiding citizens committing… Read more »

JimmyS
JimmyS
27 days ago
Reply to  gregs

If America had the racial makeup it did back in 1965, that would cut 1/3 of the violent crime. If blacks were then removed, the violent crime rate would be 1/4 what it is now.

Facts.

Raconteur
Raconteur
26 days ago
Reply to  JimmyS

Actually if we hadn’t enacted the giant welfare entitlement programs, the black population would not be “fatherless” and stuck on the federal plantation, ignorant, illiterate, voting Democrat, and seeing crime as a viable career.

Raconteur
Raconteur
26 days ago
Reply to  gregs

She could have said “she doesn’t want people to FEEL she is trying to take away their guns.” I’m surprised she didn’t. But, do notice the qualifier. She never said it is NOT her intention to “take away their guns.”

DDS
DDS
27 days ago

“Let’s agree, we don’t want people to die,” Walensky pleads. “Let’s just agree there.” “What can we do to stop people from dying, and what can we do to stop people from being injured?” she asks. OK…. So….. Agreed, no one wants people to die. Well, OK, maybe some people do. But we can also agree that America is one of the most violent of developed societies. We can also agree that most violence in the world has nothing whatsoever to do with guns. So…. My solution would involve: Invent immortality. Stop people from doing stupid stuff. Find out why… Read more »

swmft
swmft
26 days ago
Reply to  DDS

anyone think the guillotine needs to make a comeback?? I can think of a few candidates

Doug G.
Doug G.
26 days ago
Reply to  swmft

I know exactly where it needs to be built. The Mall in Washington, DC. Or on the Capitol steps. Or both.

Cam
Cam
27 days ago

We don’t have a gun violence pandemic. We have a violence pandemic. If not for guns we would probably have more violence against people that could no longer defend themselves.

JimmyS
JimmyS
27 days ago
Reply to  Cam

It isn’t a matter of probability. It’s a matter of statistics. Guns prevent something like a million crimes every year in the US.

swmft
swmft
26 days ago
Reply to  Cam

and that is what they want you afraid.

APG member
APG member
27 days ago

When I was a child I was fed lies regarding the presumption of innocence in America. Now I am presumed to be infected in the eyes of the law. The legal definition of an “infected person” will be expanded just like the definition of “racketeer” or “terrorist” has been.

Russn8r
Russn8r
27 days ago
Reply to  APG member

Now you’re feeding everyone else fairy tales about how Libertarianism will make us all free.

“ABOLISH THE USA!” -APG

APG member
APG member
27 days ago
Reply to  Russn8r

You are frustrated indeed! There you go bearing false witness on me “christian”Nothing I said pertained to libertarianism,. If you eye is offended by the words ABOLISH THE USA, you know what to do!

Libertarianism would lead to freedom for some, certainly not you. You imagine yours is a free society. I try to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume it is Stockholm Syndrome but it may be stupidity…

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
27 days ago
Reply to  Russn8r

How about WE abolish YOU?

Tackleberry
Tackleberry
26 days ago
Reply to  USMC0351Grunt

We could never be so lucky.

Degforyou
Degforyou
26 days ago
Reply to  USMC0351Grunt

I agree with you 100%. I get so tired of seeing this punk on. Almost makes me not want to read thse posts.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
27 days ago

The question:
“What can we do to stop people from dying, and what can we do to stop people from being injured?” she asks.

The answer:
The people in dysfunctional micro-cultures can improve their culture.

For JLS’s benefit, all three of these things are true:

  • Individual criminals are responsible for their own actions (crimes);
  • Neighborhoods like Englewood (south side of Chicago) are the home to a much higher percent of criminals than most places in the U.S.; and
  • The micro-culture in Englewood is dysfunctional.
Last edited 27 days ago by JSNMGC
nrringlee
nrringlee
27 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

Correct. We do not have a ‘gun violence problem.’ Nor do we have a’ violence’ problem. WE have deep seeded cultural problems that stem directly from the consequences of progressive public policy over the past 140 years. Destroy family, community and religion and you destroy the culture. The end result is chaos. And that, my friends is what the progressive movement has brought to America.

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
27 days ago
Reply to  nrringlee

What most people seem to fail to understand is “Special Interests” are exactly what creates these sub-cultures and micro-cultures that break away from the fundamental principles, moral standards and Judeo-Christian values. As citizens become worn down or apathetic in and from their duty to maintain their society, leaving the “responsibility” up to elected nd appointed officials, the government feeds on our tax dollars to fund special interests to look good. In the long run, wasting tax dollars on special interests and NOT on the over-all good of the entire nation, state, county or city (Level of governments) the overall fabric… Read more »

Tackleberry
Tackleberry
26 days ago
Reply to  USMC0351Grunt

Your dead on, but should expound on this and get a full article together for publication.

Russn8r
Russn8r
27 days ago

After Ending COVID, CDC Pivots to Banning Guns”

LOL, perfect

nrringlee
nrringlee
27 days ago
Reply to  Russn8r

Outlaw Covid by outlawing air. No breathing, no Covid. That is the progressive solution.

Tionico
Tionico
26 days ago
Reply to  Russn8r

if COVID has really ended,asshe claims, they WHY do we have to go get that poke in our arm, slap those worse-than-useless mug nappies accross our faces, stay home, not travel carry germ passports,etc?
This wench is delusional, but that’s typical of Slow Joe’s appointees.