Newest Way To Push Gun Control: Treating It Like A Disease

Of course, gun control, like most things in Liberal World, only applies to someone else. Liberals have no problem carrying guns themselves if they choose, because the gun is for their protection. Hollywood liberals who hate guns love to use them in TV shows and movies. Heck, Nanny Bloomberg’s NY police officers shot a man wielding a knife. Couldn’t they have used a tazer or a baton, or just told the crazy man to just stop? Well, gun control advocates are doing all they can to take your gun away

(USA Today) Is a gun like a virus, a car, tobacco or alcohol? Yes say public health experts, who in the wake of recent mass shootings are calling for a fresh look at gun violence as a social disease.

What we need, they say, is a public health approach to the problem, like the highway safety measures, product changes and driving laws that slashed deaths from car crashes decades ago, even as the number of vehicles on the road rose. (snip)

“What I’m struggling with is, is this the new social norm? This is what we’re going to have to live with if we have more personal access to firearms,” said Hargarten, emergency medicine chief at Froedtert Hospital and director of the Injury Research Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin. “We have a public health issue to discuss. Do we wait for the next outbreak or is there something we can do to prevent it?”

The article reports that mass shootings are not on the rise, per the FBI, and that gun haters have tried this tactic before. What this newer thought looks at is a few factors

  • “Host” factors: What makes someone more likely to shoot, or someone more likely to be a victim.
  • Product features: Which firearms are most dangerous and why.
  • “Environmental” risk factors: What conditions allow or contribute to shootings.

So, gun control (on other people) advocates can position gun ownership as a public health issue, thereby slapping more regulations and restrictions on guns and people in order to restrict who can own a gun and what type of gun, all in the name of health standards.

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