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1997 Reason rebuttal on CDC gun violence "research"

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by dmancornell, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. dmancornell

    dmancornell Portland, OR New Member

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    A common complaint I've been hearing on the usual statist mouthpieces (NPR, NYT, Wapo, etc) is how the NRA got Congress to ban CDC research into gun violence and if research were allowed, the CDC would "prove" the correlation between civilian gun ownership and gun crime.

    Here's a good article from Reason back in 1997 when the actual debate took place: Public Health Pot Shots - Reason.com

    Naturally self-funded government propaganda outlets would support government funded propaganda, and the mouthpieces rely on short and selective memories to push their lies.
     
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  2. Kevinkris

    Kevinkris Aloha Well-Known Member

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    the FBI still has records, they also show that all violent crime has been reducing. places where gun laws are the strictest, more people are victims of violent crime.

    all on the FBI website.
     
  3. civilian75

    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Good article. Will save. Thanks.
     
  4. Norm0931

    Norm0931 Hillsboro, OR Sgt. Sheep Silver Vendor 2016 Volunteer

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    "working toward changing society's attitudes so that it becomes socially unacceptable to own handguns." ...That sounds strangely like something Eric Holder has said before...
     
  5. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    That article is exactly right about the CDC and their junk science. Bad enough that it helped lower the floor on government studies.

    A number of the studies that article references are very well done studies. I've read the Kleck one they reference. Might have to read another one from the article.
     
  6. AdamG2

    AdamG2 Washington Member

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    Great article, thanks for posting