Get Ready For The CDC Assault On The Second Amendment

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United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- The announcement by the Centers for Disease Control that gun violence is now a “public health” emergency should have Second Amendment supporters on high alert. Because now, the Biden Administration is launching an attack that can hit us from multiple fronts.

We’ve discussed the “medical misinformation” excuse that we’ve seen Silicon Valley titans wield. The CDC’s new declaration is just the sort of pretext that can be used, particularly when the appropriate “studies” (read, statistical manipulation and calls for “snake oil” public policy) get released in various medical journals.

The primary threat to our rights from the CDC’s involvement is the fact that medical research will be perverted to get legislators to enact new infringements on our rights. This has happened before – 25 years ago. Medical associations cited CDC research (among other “studies”) to justify gun bans. The American Academy of Pediatrics was particularly notorious for pushing gun bans.

The legislative fight in the 1990s didn’t go the way some of those “public health” advocates wanted. Sure, in 1993 the Brady Act was passed, but it was watered down with NICS. The 1994 semi-auto ban had a sunset clause, and it has not come close to being reinstated. Back then, many were pushing for much more expansive restrictions.

In fact, when all said and done, the fight had gone the way of Second Amendment supporters, and CDC was no longer able to fund anti-Second Amendment propaganda under the guise of medical research in addition to seeing the expansion of “shall issue” concealed carry laws. In short, Second Amendment supporters had won a long, hard battle.

But no victory is permanent, and the recent reversal of that ban on the CDC pushing anti-Second Amendment propaganda now opens new threats.

There isn’t just the fact that now, CDC propaganda can be used to justify Silicon Valley censorship under “harmful medical misinformation.” The fact is, the COVID-19 pandemic has given CDC reach into a lot of other areas, and the threat isn’t going to come so much from Atlanta, but from closer to your home.

The CDC crusade could very well result in local health departments taking action against your local FFLs. The bad news is, these local health departments can be powerful. The good news is that local elections can be far easier for Second Amendment supporters to win, and thus turn policy around.

The fight against this new CDC assault on the Second Amendment is going to take multiple fronts. At the federal level, Congress needs to reinstate the ban on anti-Second Amendment propaganda, and pass legislation like the Restoring The Armed Career Criminal Act and the Prosecuting Gun Crimes Saves Lives Act. We know what has worked to reduce the violent crime, especially those when firearms are misused.

At the state level, there must be efforts to do the same thing – at least at state-funded universities, colleges, and those government agencies responsible for public health, in addition to passing state-level versions of the Armed Career Criminal Act and the Prosecuting Gun Crimes Save Lives Act. Locally (city and county level), winning the local elections can keep local health departments from attacking FFLs and gun ranges, but the fact is, local office-holders can also have an outsized impact on state lawmakers, not only in making a case for pro-Second Amendment votes and actions, but also as potential opponents in upcoming elections.

The most important thing, though, will be to convince our fellow Americans to reject this assault of “snake oil” that will do far more harm than good. This is where programs like Project Exile and laws like the Armed Career Criminal Act protect the Second Amendment and give us a tactical edge. That convincing will be crucial in order for Second Amendment supporters to defeat anti-Second Amendment extremists at the ballot box at the federal, state, and local levels.


About Harold Hutchison

Writer Harold Hutchison has more than a dozen years of experience covering military affairs, international events, U.S. politics and Second Amendment issues. Harold was consulting senior editor at Soldier of Fortune magazine and is the author of the novel Strike Group Reagan. He has also written for the Daily Caller, National Review, Patriot Post, Strategypage.com, and other national websites.Harold Hutchison

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Arny
Arny
14 days ago

Still buying this nonsense ?
“The good news is that local elections can be far easier for Second Amendment supporters to win, and thus turn policy around.”

KK
KK
15 days ago

1 – Inner city minority gangs are running up shooting statistics, shooting up neighborhoods at pandemic levels of “gun violence” with illegal guns.
2 – create the alternate reality that this problem does not exist, and that law abiding gun owners are responsible for high shooting statistics.
3 – Convince citizens that forcing law abiding gun owners to surrender guns, surrender magazines, and register firearms to a government confiscation database is the solution to the problem.
4 – Inner city minority gangs keep their illegal, untraceable, unregisterable guns.

Tank
Tank
15 days ago

CDC – WHO – UN Freemasons/Jesuits/Zionist’s & affiliated Secret Societies, MIBC, Pig P-HARMa – GMO’s NWO support & American Nationalism exactly how ? Anybody ?

Crickets chirping…

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Boz
Boz
15 days ago

Come and try it!

john
john
15 days ago

The CDC has been altering their facts to meet federal funding rules and regulations. There math skills lack a middle school students abilities they are no longer to be trusted. The CDC has been involved in trying to get patents approved. The fact that the CDC holds patents is taken out of context. The CDC licences technology developed at the CDC to third parties, and in some cases, this technology is partly patented. While the CDC receives royalties from licensees, this doesn’t mean that the CDC makes money from selling vaccines. At issue is the coronavirus which was offshored from… Read more »

Russn8r
Russn8r
16 days ago

Bloviating talking head knows zip about 1st Principles, effective activism or election organization.

Project Exile IS slippery-snake-oil gun control.

Project Exile embraces anti-gun enemy premises: “gun crime” worse than same crime/result with knife, car, match, gasoline, bat, fists.

Like other too-smart-by-half appeasement schemes championed by authority-groveling ‘gun rights’ leaders and ‘Law & Order Conservatives, Project Exile will be used by the enemy against us, decent citizens who become “dangerous felons” & “prohibited persons” by keeping-buying ‘illegal’ guns, soldiers refusing vaccination etc.

‘Serious felon’, ‘armed criminal’ = what legislatures define.

Grow enough diligence & integrity to learn & honor 1st Principles.

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USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
16 days ago

For the dollar-to-dollar value, I can see shuttering the CDC and putting the Keystone Oil Pipeline and the Roads Construction back online.

nrringlee
nrringlee
16 days ago

Since 1992 the CDC has been trying to erode our rights. They can’t seem to deal with infectious diseases so they must move on dot org to something they feel they can handle. No matter that personal defense law is not in their mission statement. Bureaucracies simply need to justify themselves and will do so by any means.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
16 days ago
Reply to  nrringlee

The bureaucracies required funding.

Trump was the first President in 24 years to fund the CDC to “research” non-existent “gun violence.”

2nd Amendment rights are eroding because Republican voters don’t hold anti 2nd Amendment politicians accountable (and they are too lazy to do research).

People are supporting Youngkin – he is no more pro 2nd Amendment than Mitt Romney.

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
16 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

If I recall, it was Republicans that always supported the death penalty and the Democrats always wanted to release the violent criminals believing they could “reform” these violent creatures in a prison environment? Hence the recidivism rates we keep seeing for violent criminals.

10 facts about the death penalty in the U.S. | Pew Research Center

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Dry gulched
Dry gulched
16 days ago

“Get ready for the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT assault on the second amendment “. FIFY.

Montana454Casull
Montana454Casull
16 days ago

The CDC has zero credibility as they have lied to us for years about gun violence statistics and now about the covid 19 virus . Thier credibility just keeps going down until they sound like the boy who cried wolf . CDC is just another alphabet soup agency that has become irrelevant with thier line of bullshit and lies . CDC= Constantly Deceptive Clowns .

GomeznSA
GomeznSA
15 days ago

Montana – not only have they lied in the areas you cited but they purposely hid the data about DGU for decades as that data did not support their (their minders) agenda(s). We The People have little reason to trust them in any way. There are a whole lot of tools and mechanical devices that kill and maim thousands every year yet we don’t hear them calling for those to be restricted. Those devices range from cars to baseball bats to fishing gear to just about anything that can kill or injure, especially if it is misused or abused. That… Read more »

Arizona
Arizona
16 days ago

Physical violence is not and never will be a medical issue, nor a disease. The CDC can suck my __ck. I don’t five a flying -uck what the CDC says about imaginary “gun violence” or any actual violence. They have zero authority.

Miserable Wretch
Miserable Wretch
16 days ago

I’m glad I’ve become more politically active this year. Let’s rock!

Jaque
Jaque
16 days ago

The FBI reported more are killed by human hands than by rifles. If the CDC were using a science based approach they would not be using guns as their problem statement.

GomeznSA
GomeznSA
15 days ago
Reply to  Jaque

Jaque – what they are doing is ample proof that they are engaged in political activism vice actual science.

WI Patriot
WI Patriot
16 days ago

Lies, politics, narratives, and agenda, that’s what the cdc is all about…

GomeznSA
GomeznSA
15 days ago
Reply to  WI Patriot

Wi – that is particularly true since the current director has stated publicly that she hates guns -classic definition of a hoplophobe.

Grigori
Grigori
16 days ago

Ammoland Editors, thank you for removing those stupid “cookies” notifications! Very much appreciated!

Country Boy
Country Boy
16 days ago
Reply to  Grigori

You must be in 2nd Heaven now, Grigori.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
17 days ago

Dear Harold. Now would have been a good time to mention that if you take Chicago, Boston and other cities out of the equation that those numbers drastically drop and the made up crises is not in rural America.

Last edited 17 days ago by musicman44mag