Incompetent ‘Contagious Illness’ Prognosis for Weapons a Prescription for Tyranny

Michelle Lujan Grisham consults on a therapy plan with colleagues… and never an infectious illness specialist within the bunch… (Mothers Demand Motion – NM/Facebook)

“New Mexico Democratic Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham held a current press convention to reward herself for implementing doubtful gun management measures,” the National Shooting Sports Foundation reported. “‘I gained’t relaxation till we don’t have to speak about (gun violence) as an epidemic and a public well being emergency,’ the governor mentioned.”

If a outstanding politician declares an epidemic and imposes edicts and orders to implement them, it’s honest to ask, “The place’s the science?”

“Lujan Grisham was born in Los Alamos and graduated from St. Michael’s Excessive College in Santa Fe earlier than incomes undergraduate and regulation levels from the College of New Mexico,” the governor’s official biography states. Neither her schooling nor her claimed profession highlights present her certified to make such a proclamation on her personal, which makes it honest to ask, “Who’s advising her?”

That might be Patrick M. Allen, her New Mexico Well being Division Secretary.

“In easy phrases, violence, particularly gun violence, behaves like a contagious illness,” Allen pontificates in his op-ed, “Tackling Gun Violence: A Public Well being Problem — DOH secretary says rapidly-spreading violence behaves like a contagious illness.”

“Think about treating violence as if it had been an infectious illness. Simply as we research ailments’ origins to fight them successfully, we are able to apply the identical method to violence,” Allen proclaims. “How will we tackle gun violence because the contagious illness it’s? Gun violence is a public well being emergency.”

He seems like he is aware of what he’s speaking about, doesn’t he? The factor is, just like the governor, the secretary answerable for the Land of Enchantment’s public well being doesn’t have a professional medical background, both.

True, his LinkedIn profile exhibits he’s been an administrator and a bureaucratic coverage wonk, however in the case of “Schooling,” he’s solely claiming a B.S. in Economics from Oregon State College. So, in the case of analysis and therapy, we haven’t even established a proficiency at altering mattress pans, emphasised by the requirements for his degree: Primarily, get a “C” common on 51 credit.

We’re nonetheless not seeing a lot to justify declaring a public well being emergency, are we?

OK, so the place does Allen get his parroted speaking factors from? That’s assuming his concurrence with them is related, competent, and materials. And speaking factors they’re, as a cursory Google search shows. The media’s throughout it.

The large gun there seems to be one Gary Slutkin, M.D., of “The College of Illinois at Chicago, and Treatment Violence (previously CeaseFire).” No “agenda science” bias there, proper?

VIOLENCE IS A CONTAGIOUS DISEASE,” Slutkin’s headline screams in his Nationwide Library of Drugs “Contagion of Violence” workshop abstract.

“We start by reminding ourselves that the nice infectious ailments and violence have every killed tens to a whole bunch of tens of millions of individuals all through historical past. Nothing else has brought about this degree of human fatalities,” Slutkin remembers for us. “Violence has all the historic, inhabitants, and particular person traits of an infectious illness. It has routes of transmission, incubation intervals, and totally different medical syndromes and outcomes. There are definable organic processes underlying the pathogenesis.”

So, if another person does it you’ll be able to catch it? What’s the agent of transmission, and the way does it enter the physique? Can we vaccinate towards it? With the estimated “more than 494 million firearms [that] have been produced for the U.S. market since 1899, includ[ing] imports from international gunmakers, however exclud[ing] exports by home gunmakers,” shouldn’t all of us be in our beds or carrying face diapers or one thing? And the “answer” is citizen disarmament enforced by a authorities monopoly of violence?

So, we’re to just accept that governments – the historic perpetrators of genocides towards unarmed populations, carry some form of pure immunity? That’s our wholesome selection…?

However Slutkin’s a physician, some could counter. He did higher than a bachelor’s diploma with a 2.0. Who’re we mere mortals (and being gun house owners, most likely deplorable knuckle-draggers, Trumptards, and white supremacists besides) to argue with him?

We don’t need to. Except for frequent sense and life expertise that tells us the gun quacks are promoting Professor Bloomberg’s Miracle Treatment snake oil, now we have our sources to seek the advice of, too. A few of my confirmed dependable go-tos are Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership, and a private favourite, “The Perversion of Science and Medicine” by Miguel A. Faria, Jr., M.D., “a marketing consultant neurosurgeon, Adjunct Professor of Medical Historical past (1993-1996) at Mercer College College of Drugs… [who served] as Editor-in-Chief of the Medical Sentinel, the official journal of the Affiliation of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS).”

Now is an effective time to recall that Grisham, with Allen’s “corroboration,” justified her totalitarian impulses by classifying “gun violence as an epidemic.” It’s additionally time to ask, “What’s an epidemic?” which the Columbia Mailman College of Public Well being does, each for us and for his or her medical postal carriers [just seeing who’s still awake], by citing the Centers for Disease Control:

“(CDC) describes an epidemic as an surprising enhance within the variety of illness instances in a selected geographical space… Epidemics can discuss with a illness or different particular health-related conduct … with charges which are clearly above the anticipated prevalence in a neighborhood or area [emphasis added].

That truly comports properly with the findings of Dr. John Lott (a real economist, Patrick), and president of the Crime Preventios Analysis Middle, who paperwork:

“Homicide isn’t a nationwide drawback. It’s an issue in a small set of city areas, and even in these counties, murders are concentrated in small areas inside them…”

Disarming you and me is not going to have an effect on these concentrated areas. It’s going to, nevertheless, make us extra weak to criminals, predators, violent lunatics, and diverse management freaks and evil aberrations who come into ours.

If the estimated four-in-10 U.S. households that personal a gun had been vulnerable to the “illness” the liberty prohibitionists insist we’re all liable to being contaminated with, they’d understand it with all their in-your-face provocations that might have had the Founders who ratified the Second Modification responding with “each horrible imnplement of the soldier.”

The evil, collectivist morons are pushing worse than junk science.  It’s clown science.

However when tyrant wannabes attempt to impose it on American gun house owners below power of arms, they’d do effectively to note we’re not laughing.

About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of a number of journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun proprietor rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a repeatedly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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