Following the shooting at Sandy Hook, President Obama issued a list of Executive Orders. As he’s very anti-Second Amendment (and much of the rest of the Constitution) , the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) was given $10 million to research gun violence.
In fact he went as far so to change the law to make this happen. As he said back in January 2015:
“Year after year, those who oppose even modest gun-safety measures (he meant the NRA) have threatened to defund scientific or medical research into the causes of gun violence, I will direct the Centers for Disease Control to go ahead and study the best ways to reduce it,”
And he did. And even though the man who oversaw CDC gun research is not noted for his tolerance for firearms:“We need to revolutionize the way we look at guns, like what we did with cigarettes,” said Dr. Mark Rosenberg, to The Washington Post in 1994. “Now [smoking] is dirty, deadly and banned.”
The results are in. And they are a surprise. Even though the CDC claims that the field of reference wasn’t long enough for a proper picture (who knows what is long enough – don’t they have all the data?) they concluded that armed citizens were less likely to be harmed by an attacker. Well, duh! Did the Chief of Washington D.C.’s police say that – and that place REALLY hates guns. The only officially sanctioned gun shop is in the police department!