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Agenda-driven research and reporting serve power elites, not public interest
Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 26 February, 2013 | David Codrea

Posted on 02/28/2013 4:29:06 AM PST by marktwain

We would know what works and doesn’t in terms of “gun control” if only the National Rifle Association hadn’t employed “a tactic of fear” and killed Congressional funding for research. That’s the message Dr. Mark Rosenberg, former director of the Centers for Disease Control’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control put forth, and that ProPublica’s Joaquin Sapien accepted without question (let alone challenge). His Feb. 25 Q&A with Rosenberg, presented as “ongoing” investigative journalism, reads more like a fake infomercial “interview” to anyone who’s been watching the debate and has seen old tricks before.

Absent from Sapien’s fawning setups and lobbed softballs is any hint of curiosity as to what Rosenberg meant when he declared to The Washington Post back in 1994 “"We need to revolutionize the way we look at guns, like what we did with cigarettes. Now it [sic] is dirty, deadly, and banned."

Conveniently, that’s not even brought up.

“There were basically four questions that we were trying to answer,” Rosenberg told Sapien, defining what he sees as the problem, its causes, preventive interventions and edicts to be imposed(referred to here as “programs” and “policies”).

Absent was any acknowledgment that defensive gun uses may also have a public health impact, and a positive one at that. Rosenberg is not interested in exploring that issue, because then he’d have to confront overwhelming evidence that guns in moral hands save lives, that normalization of carrying firearms deters violence, that criminals make rational choices when it comes to saving their own skin and picking easier prey, and that taking bad guys out often means future victimizations won’t happen and we’ll all be better off. Alternative data presented by Wright-Rossi, Lott, Kleck and even the Bureau of Justice Statistics don’t exist in this universe, because those works don’t advance Rosenberg’s

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; cdc; constitution; propaganda
The left is all about lies. They are not interested in the truth. They are especially good at lying to themselves.
1 posted on 02/28/2013 4:29:15 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

The wet dream of every Leftist is to take away the U.S. citizens right to bear arms. It is the basic bulwark of freedom, and the Founders knew it. It is the hill worth dying on for American patriots.


2 posted on 02/28/2013 4:35:24 AM PST by txrefugee
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