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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Pro-Freedom Doctor Addresses CDC Gun Research

Past America’s 1st Freedom contributor Dr. Timothy Wheeler’s blog post yesterday on The Hill firmly set the record straight on anti-gun activism at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

In a piece titled “Why Congress Stopped Gun Control Activism at the CDC,” Wheeler, director of Doctors For Responsible Gun Ownership, wrote that renewed congressional calls for CDC “studies” overlook the fact that “mountains of firearm research” has been done since the ban.

Wheeler also reminds readers how the grossly anti-gun attitudes of CDC leaders prompted Congress to pass the ban. As Wheeler pointed out, the full committee report for the 1997 appropriations bill contained “a limitation to prohibit the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control from engaging in any activities to advocate or promote gun control.” Further, the committee warned CDC officials that it “does not believe that it is the role of the CDC to advocate or promote policies to advance gun control initiatives, or to discourage responsible private gun ownership.”