How Soon Will All The Gun Violence Research Be Memory-Holed?

The NY Times thinks that Science can solve the “epidemic of gun violence.” I don’t think they’re going to like the results

Can New Gun Violence Research Find a Path Around the Political Stalemate?

Dr. Bindi J. Naik-Mathuria, a pediatric trauma surgeon at Texas Children’s Hospital who grew tired of seeing toddlers die of gunshot wounds, has a $684,000 federal grant to track every gun-related death and injury in Houston. The goal: identify and address “hot spots” the way public health researchers track and contain the coronavirus.

Dr. Garen J. Wintemute, an emergency room doctor and longtime firearm violence researcher in California, is supervising scientific research on whether community interventions in Detroit and Cleveland — including the greening of vacant spaces and the work of so-called violence interrupters like former gang members — can drive down gun-related deaths and injuries.

And Andrew R. Morral, a behavioral scientist at the RAND Corp., a research group, is using sophisticated modeling tools to estimate rates of gun ownership in every state, with detailed demographic information. The purpose, he said, is to search for patterns in firearm homicides and suicides — a first, basic step in research that could lead to reducing them.

The recent mass shootings in Atlanta and Boulder, Colorado, have once again left Democrats and Republicans in a stalemate over background checks for gun buyers and assault weapons bans. But public health experts say a new round of research could pave the way for gun policies that avoid partisan gridlock — and ultimately save thousands of lives.

The studies by Naik-Mathuria and the others are being paid for by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is once again funding research into gun violence after a nearly 25-year hiatus imposed by Congress. And while they might not reduce the number of massacres, mass shootings account for an extremely small percentage of the roughly 40,000 Americans who die each year from gun violence.

Let’s start with gun ownership: they’re going to find that most shootings are not by people who lawfully own a firearm. Suicide, yes. People could just off themselves a different way. Oh, and this sure seems like it is using privileged government information which is not supposed to be shared.

And then there are “hot spots.” They are really not going to like the results, which will show that the majority of shootings are occurring in areas heavily, if not fully, run by Democrats, and, as the FBI data shows, 50% of the murders are committed by Blacks. That’s not racist, that’s fact. What percent of the shootings are by non-whites? And in urban areas? Once they get that information, what are they going to do with it? It could be so inconvenient in their Narrative that it gets memory-holed. Maybe not by the researchers (though, since they are probably anti-gun, they might spike it), but, certainly by the gun grabbers.

“There’s at least five different gun violence problems in the country and mass shooting is one of them,” said Mr. Morral, who has a Ph.D. in psychology. “There’s also suicide, there’s urban gun violence which mostly affects minority young men, there’s family shootings and there’s police shootings. And they all have different risk factors, they all have very different motives and they often involve different firearms.”

What will this research actually say? That police sometimes have to shoot Bad People? That people commit suicide? Nothing here is unusual.

Like cancer, there is no single cure for the epidemic of gun violence in the United States. If politicians want to make a difference, experts say, lawmakers need to quit the fruitless fights over whether liberals want to take people’s guns away and start financing — and listening to — research that could inform policies that could address the carnage.

The most interesting thing is that the article really doesn’t mention what any of those policies might be. It’s almost like they’re trying to hide their true intentions.

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3 Responses to “How Soon Will All The Gun Violence Research Be Memory-Holed?”

  1. drowningpuppies says:

    Librarian: We are confused again here today. This is embarrassing. It’s embarrassing to misplace things.

    Jonathan E.: Misplaced some data?

    Librarian: Hmmm.

    [Looks at a computer punch card]

    Librarian: The whole of the 13th century. Misplaced the computers, several conventional computers. We can’t find them. We’re always moving things around, getting organized, my assistants and I. This – this is Zero’s fault – Zero, he’s the world’s file cabinet. Pity, poor old 13th century.


    Librarian: Well, come along now, you want to get started, don’t you?

    Jonathan E.: Yes, sir.

    Librarian: [Takes Jonathan’s coat and hat and puts them aside before they go to the room with Zero in it] This way! Now, we’ve lost those computers with all of the 13th century in them. Not much in the century, just Dante and a few corrupt Popes, but it’s so distracting and annoying!’

    Bwaha! Lolgf

  2. alanstorm says:

    That’s not racist, that’s fact.

    Surely, Teach, you must know by now that facts are themselves racist.

  3. Kye says:

    “Dr. Garen J. Wintemute, an emergency room doctor and longtime firearm violence researcher in California, is supervising scientific research on whether community interventions in Detroit and Cleveland — including the greening of vacant spaces and the work of so-called violence interrupters like former gang members — can drive down gun-related deaths and injuries.

    Ya gotta love leftists. I believe the last 3000 times they tried “greening” inner cities they created drug corrals and gang territory. So let’s try it again. Idiots. Fortunately they did use the get out free card of “violence interrupters” cause as we all know former gang members are all fukin saints. Hell, they’ve reformed. Now they’re rap “artists”. They do WAP to entertain the chil’ren.

    Until the people of this country face the facts violence will grow. The fascist left in this country with it’s hatred of America, Christians, family, Whites, men, capitalism and morality in general has created a state of hyper-anxiety among the black community. All they have now is drugs, welfare, violence and anti-White hate. They have turned a constituency into an army. An army of feral blacks that blame every problem in life on fake “White supremacy” thanks to The Elwood’s on the left. How do we deprogram the White hate from 30 million raging racists while the left keeps up the anti White narrative daily?

    Just as a recent example. Two black girls murder an Uber driver in DC. If the young scholars had been cracka-lackas, DC would have posted additional security details outside every mosque across the City and Mayor Bow-wow Bowser would be on the news babbling about White Supremacy. Sorry, she already did.

    “Whiteness is a public health crisis. It shortens life expediencies, it pollutes air, it constricts equilibrium, it devastates forests, it melts ice caps, it sparks (and funds) wars, it flattens dialects, it infests consciousnesses, and it kills people . . . ”—Damon Young, New York Times contributor

    “Over the past year, I have, of course, still had to interact with white people on Zoom or watch them on television or worry about whether they would succeed in reelecting a white-supremacist president. But white people aren’t in my face all of the time. I can, more or less, only deal with whiteness when I want to . . . White people haven’t improved; I’ve just been able to limit my exposure to them.” —Elie Mystal, The Nation

    These two black racist democrat pigs are “journalists”. Supposed contributors to “responsible” and Intelligent” media sources. They are the same kind of filthy racist anti American trash as The Elwood , Nazi Pelousey or AOC. I spit on all of them.

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