The San Francisco Chronicle published this editorial on March 19:
The raft of new gun policies sweeping the nation — arm teachers, arm students, flash your piece under "open carry" laws — share one trait: There is not a shred of evidence they work to reduce gun carnage.(sigh)
That is because Congress essentially has banned federal spending on gun violence prevention research for more than 20 years.
I've addressed this issue SO often, (at least twice in the past 2 years) you're tired of hearing about it.
And I'm tired of writing about it. But the Liberals keep coming back with the Big Lie ... if they say it often enough, loud enough, some people will believe it.
The Truth Is:
The CDC was defunded after the NRA notified the government that they (CDC) had allowed their own personal bias to skew their (federally funded) research findings on Gun Control.
The CDC was free to publish any opinions that seemed reasonable to them, but they were no longer authorized to use federal funding to finance that research. NOBODY told them they couldn't continue the research, or publish 'biased' reports.
But they were weren't going to be paid for their Liberal Lies; not by the Feds, anyway. (And they're a Federal Agency, so 'private donations' are frowned on.)
NO OTHER research facility ... either Federal or State ... was affected by this de-funding.
If California wishes to fund research which will prove conclusively (to them) that Guns Have No Redeeming Value, they're welcome to have at it. Unfortunately, "The Land of Fruits and Nuts" has lost the cachet which was originally ascribed to CDC, so nobody is going to pay much attention to them because we already know that the Second Most Liberal State In The Union is determined to fund any measures which will undermine the 2nd Amendment Rights of their citizens.
It's all about mind control; not gun control. And everybody knows that.
I've spent the last 6 or 7 years training new shooters who want to compete in Practical Pistol competition. All seem to be just honest, good-hearted people who want to find A Place To Shoot, and to compare their skills against other like-minded people.
And yet, there are people who want to renew the mantra that "Guns Are Bad".
Guns are not bad. There are some people who use them for bad purposes, but I'm fortunate in that my exposure to 100+ NEW friends a year hasn't revealed these 'negative values' in any of the fine folks who take a day out of their life to meet people with similar interests.
And as for those who are determined to see only the down-side of private civilian firearms ownership?
To quote my old Drill Sergeant:
Fuck 'em if they can't take a joke.And that's all I have to say about that.
Except, of course for my moments later article about Senator Ron!