Dr. Fauci declares gun violence is a public health issue. I say, “YES!”

Dr. Anthony Fauci said (last) Sunday that the “horrifying” spate of mass shootings in the U.S. shows why gun violence is a public health issue.

“As a public health person, I think you can’t run away from that,” Fauci said on CNN’s “State of the Union” when host Dana Bash asked if gun violence is a “public health emergency.”

“I mean, in this last month, it’s just been horrifying,” replied Fauci, the U.S. government’s foremost infectious disease expert. “How can you say that’s not a public health issue?”

When criminal violence, when cold-blooded murder is minimalized as a defense of 2nd Amendment Rights…that is a corrupt act. As a lifelong gun owner, I may be irritated by legal checks and balances initiated to prevent criminals or demented mass killers from easy legal access to firearms. So be it! I would rather survive another American bureaucracy…than to be guilty of giving in to the myth of our founders’ foresight…defending muzzleloaders used to fend off invading redcoats. A myth spelled out by people who had no idea of the future of blood spilled every week in this land by nutters armed with modern auto-loading firearms and quick-change magazines.

6 thoughts on “Dr. Fauci declares gun violence is a public health issue. I say, “YES!”

  1. Cold dead hands says:

    “In America’s early years, once independence was assured, the colonists faced no domestic threat of an out-of-control central government. The colonists were far more focused on westward expansion and confronting the Indians. The British Monarch, King George III, had earlier unsuccessfully tried to stop the American expansion.
    Manifest Destiny was the agenda of the colonists. The armed American militias of the 19th century were about conquest of Native land and about the subjugation of African Americans. Our gun culture is steeped in this history of racism.
    Reverence for the Second Amendment is part of our problem around guns. When reasonable gun control reforms are suggested, there is an unjustified reaction, asserting the Second Amendment as some type of almost religious icon. History shows it is anything but that. Laws, even constitutional amendments, need to be seen and understood within the context of when they were created.” https://www.concordmonitor.com/A-different-perspective-on-the-Second-Amendment-24863978
    “The Brutal Origins of Gun Rights : A new history argues that the Second Amendment was intended to perpetuate white settlers’ violence toward Native Americans.” https://newrepublic.com/article/146190/brutal-origins-gun-rights
    “Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment, is a deeply researched–and deeply disturbing–history of guns and gun laws in the United States, from the original colonization of the country to the present. As historian and educator Dunbar-Ortiz explains, in order to understand the current obstacles to gun control, we must understand the history of U.S. guns, from their role in the “settling of America” and the early formation of the new nation, and continuing up to the present.” https://www.bkwrks.com/loaded

  2. Sucker bet says:

    The Supreme Court announced Monday it will consider the scope of the Second Amendment next term in a case concerning a New York law that restricts an individual from carrying a concealed handgun in public.
    It has been more than a decade since the justices have ruled on a significant case concerning the right to bear arms, and the court’s decision to take the case comes in the wake of several mass shootings in the US and the Biden administration’s push for enhanced gun regulations.
    The court’s move also highlights the impact of Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s presence on the newly solidified conservative court. Justice Clarence Thomas and others had been urging the justices to take up the issue, and just last term, the court declined several cases. https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/26/politics/supreme-court-second-amendment-case/index.html

  3. dolphinwrite says:

    A ton of people just waiting to give their freedoms and constitutional rights away. Well, we follow what we know is right, letting the blind lead the blind followers over the cliff of unawareness.

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