From the early years of the Obama administration, we’ve watched the slow creep of doctors calling for more gun-control advocacy from the powerful perch of their platform. This approach, whether true or not, was a brilliant maneuver by the gun-control crowd. We trust our doctors with private information regarding our health and welfare and the gun-control groups, with help from the White House, quickly moved to exploit the trusted doctor-patient relationship to advance their anti-gun political agenda.
This from the American Academy of Pediatrics website:
“Gun violence is a public health epidemic that is injuring and killing children at alarming rates. Any death from gun violence is one too many if it’s in your family or your community. We must implement common-sense solutions that have been proven to reduce these injuries and deaths.”
Pressuring families in exam rooms, the AAP has firmly grasped the Everytown for Gun Safety gun control agenda and promotes it heavily on their pages. Begging parents to “wear orange” in support of gun control measures, their site is full of Bloomberg-funded, anti-gun hype.
“Every year, Everytown for Gun Safety and partner organizations like the AAP wear orange: both to honor those who have lost their lives and loved ones to gun violence, and to demand a future free from gun violence. Join the movement and #WearOrange on Gun Violence Prevention Day, June 4, 2021.”
Nowhere to be seen are actual gun-safety measures like those that have been taught by the National Rifle Association, hundreds of thousands of real firearms instructors nationwide, or the National Shooting Sports Foundation for decades. In fact, it is these organizations the AAP and others should be turning to if they are in fact, truly concerned about real “gun safety.” Unfortunately, they are not. Their true agenda is political, not actual.
Today, there is another massive push by the Biden administration, working in tandem with the Centers for Disease Control to fund massive “gun violence” studies as if it were a disease. According to an NPR report, under CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, “Among several other gun research projects, the CDC is now providing funding to 10 state health departments so they can start collecting data in near-real time on emergency room nonfatal firearm injuries. This will allow doctors and epidemiologists to potentially identify trends and craft swift interventions, as they have done to contain the coronavirus pandemic and other national health emergencies.
Epidemiologists? Johns Hopkins itself describes its mission regarding Epidemiology as, “The mission of the Department of Epidemiology is to improve the public’s health by training epidemiologists and by advancing knowledge concerning the causes and prevention of disease and the promotion of health.” Merriam Webster’s Dictionary defines epidemiology as, “a branch of medical science that deals with the incidence, distribution, and control of disease in a population. The sum of the factors controlling the presence or absence of a disease or pathogen.” Google’s definition on these document pages this story is being written on defines epidemiologist as, “a person who studies or is an expert in the branch of medicine which deals with the incidence, distribution, and possible control of diseases: “epidemiologists are warning of a new pandemic,” for example.