Skip to comments.Obama administration pushes new public health research agenda on gun control
Posted on 06/27/2013 12:50:06 AM PDT by Red Steel
In the near future, Americans who own or want guns likely will be subject to rafts of new questions from social scientists, medical researchers and law enforcement officials intent to discover just what guns they own, why they own them and what they intend to use them for not to mention where and how they keep them.
They will also likely have more researchers poring over such issues as whether childhood education programs against gun violence actually work; whether there actually is any relationship between violence in the media and in real life; and whether the safety plans that were drawn up by schools, colleges and communities in the wake of highly publicized mass shootings actually are effective.
Those and many other gun-related questions are the thrust of a new social science research agenda that the Obama administration hopes will keep the push for gun control alive for years to come.
The research agenda is intended to produce mammoth amounts of raw data on American gun owners, users and their circumstances, meaning that violence resulting from firearms use will be studied for its causes, approaches to interventions that could prevent it, and strategies to minimize its health burden.
This includes, for example, such things as the potential health risks and benefits (e.g., suicide rates, personal protection) of having a firearm in the home under a variety of circumstances (including storage practices) and settings.
The agenda, which aims to sidestep Second Amendment political and constitutional issues of gun ownership through its public health focus, was released earlier this month in a 124-page report titled, Priorities for Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearms Related Violence. It was sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) with financial support from private foundations.
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Ah use OBAMACARE to take away people’s guns.
They are in a rush to get these agendas done before Obama leaves office. Hail Mary.
And it will be the same kind of “research” the CDC did when the Toon was president. Pure Bovine Scat. You will be able to spread it in the garden.
When the levee breaks, I hope it’s clean.
there is actually a lot of stuff on the CDC websites about violence of all sorts.
Obama is just pretending he is the first one to notice violence was a public health problem, but any doc who worked in the emergency rooms of the US inner cities know this has been a problem for at least 50 years. I saw my first murder the second day I was an intern...42 years ago...
How do they propose to do this “research”? Voluntary questionnaire or mandatory thing from Census Bureau?
Does anyone know if former Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders has developed the safer bullet yet? It would sure solve a lot of problems.
Yet another attempt by the tyrannical Obama administration to collect information and data on citizens, masked as a public health issue, so they can control the population if and when they get ready to. This information will be used for nefarious ends. We’ve seen too much of Obama’s true nature and agenda to think otherwise.
Registration? That was unexpected.
When asked, lie!
Are they going to come to your house?
Post of the month.
Obama can use the same scientists the govt paid to write the global warming, now climate change, scheme. They are well seasoned and are less likely to get caught in their lies this time.
Cain-Abel?? Violence is a human problem. But this focus will simply be another attempt to find SOME successful propaganda tool to degrade/deny gun ownership.
Are they going to come to your house?
You think they WON'T????
My answer will be the same to every one of their questions.
"Kiss my ass!"
It's an American thing.
I fail to see how this is any of their business.
What the ‘H’ they lie about everything, AND turn around, and call the truth lies.
The availability of ammo is never going to improve. It seem each week there is a new assault on the 2a and people just keep hoarding in fear that they will lose their rights.
This is how they won on gay marriage, w lots of government studies showing that junior is raised best by two mommies.