Gun Violence As A Health Crisis by Tom Reynolds
We know that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, as well as their administration and the Democrat leadership, are all anti 2nd Amendment. We tend to focus on ways they can directly attack 2A but their indirect actions are just as dangerous to constitutional rights -and perhaps more deadly since they go unnoticed until too late.
In the name of a national health emergency, Democrat governors and mayors have attacked several rights safeguarded under the Constitution and Biden has pledged to do likewise in the name of “Listening to the medical experts”. They experimented to see if there would be any limits to their power if they told Americans their health was at stake and the government knew best how to protect them. They found out that their power has few limits when they make it a health issue.
If it works against other rights, why not attack 2A as a health crisis?
Start with Biden’s nominee for Surgeon General. Surgeon Generals are supposed to be dedicated doctors and not political hacks in search of power. Right? Biden nominated Dr. Vivek Murthy to reprise the role he filled as U.S. Surgeon General during the Obama administration. (When you hear that someone was an Obama appointee, the hairs on the back of your neck should be standing on end.) During the Obama administration, Murthy tried to have gun violence treated as a public health issue.
Then add an anti-2A Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Enter California’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra as Biden’s pick to lead HHS. (Becerra’s predecessor as Attorney General in California was…Kamala Harris.) Trump appointed a leading pediatric surgeon, Dr. Ben Carson, as his HHS Secretary. Becerra’s health care experience is limited to being in favor of abortion. (But he can always seek advice from Dr. Jill Biden. Sarcasm intended.)
Becerra spent the past few years defending his far-left state’s strict gun laws, such as California’s ban on military-style “assault” weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. Oh yeah, before becoming California’s Attorney General, he represented uber left-wing Los Angeles in Congress, where the NRA rated him “F”.
With the resources of a trillion dollar agency to pick from, Becerra will have little trouble finding money to research gun violence as a public health issue. Since researchers know that results favorable to those funding the research is the way to keep money flowing, it is certain that the “experts” will find that increased gun control is the answer to gun violence.
Becerra does have one obstacle, the 1996 “Dickey Amendment” that reads, “none of the funds made available for injury prevention and control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may be used to advocate or promote gun control.” But if Democrats win both Georgia Senate elections, expect “Dickey” to be a dead duck.
Given the opportunity, Biden and his minions will talk about gun violence as a national health crisis. Remember, Biden has pledged to listen to the medical experts on Covid, so it would be easy for him say he is listening to the medical “experts” on gun violence as the rationale for fulfilling his campaign promises to attack 2A.
Attacking 2A through health and medical channels is being tried by others, too. Bills were introduced in 2020 in both the New York Assembly and Senate to require a mental health exam in order to buy a firearm.
The entrance to Hitler’s concentration camp at Dachau had the sign, “Arbeit macht frei” (Work sets you free.) Biden’s concentration camp for the Bill of Rights will say “Listen to the medical experts”.