No attempt is made to clarify negative consequences affecting gun possessors vs. gun owners.
“In the U.S., gun violence kills blacks at twice the rate of whites,” a Thursday headline in The Los Angeles Times “Science Now” section declares. “The risk of dying from a gunshot wound is twice as high for African Americans as it is for white Americans, according to a new study based on 11 years’ worth of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”
That would be the same CDC that Barack Obama issued an executive order directing to “research gun violence.” That move was needed to defy Congress cutting off funding for taxpayer-funded anti-gun propaganda because, as author and attorney Dave Kopel noted, “CDC was buying political misinformation rather than science.”
“Prejudice against gun ownership by ordinary citizens is pervasive in the public health community, even when they profess objectivity and integrity in their scientific research,” Miguel A. Faria, Jr., M.D. corroborated. “Deborah Prothrow-Stith, dean of the Harvard School of Public Health in a moment of lucidity encapsulated in words (in a recent book) the typical attitude of her professional colleagues: 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.’”