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Posted: 1/10/2002 9:07:36 AM EDT
CDC Declares Guns a "Health Epidemic", Calls for Unprecedented State Powers! [url]http://www.nealknox.com/alerts/msg00076.html[/url] Jan. 9 Neal Knox Update -- The Centers for Disease Control, which calls "gun violence" a public health epidemic, has sent a "model law" to state legislatures which would give state agencies unprecedented powers in the event of a public health emergency -- including the power to seize "private property." The first draft of the Model Emergency Health Powers Act -- the version introduced in some of the 14 states where it has been filed -- specifically includes the power to "control, restrict and regulate ... firearms ...." Other sections of the bill authorize seizure and destruction of "private property" and exempt the state from liability. Specific references to guns and explosives were deleted in the Dec. 21 draft. Both versions can be found at www.publichealthlaw.net, a Georgetown University project funded by CDC. According to Monday's Wall Street Journal "The post-anthrax goal is to strengthen state authorities to cope with a serious bio-terrorism attack. But the powers could be used in other emergencies -- natural disasters, outbreaks of dangerous flu or viral strains, and chemical or nuclear attacks." The American Legislative Exchange Council, a group of about 2,400 state legislators dedicated to free markets and individual freedom, has been on point since the bill was announced by a press release from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Earlier today I talked with Sandy Liddy Bourne who oversees this issue for ALEC. (She's the daughter of old friend Gordon Liddy.) Sandy said the bill has been introduced in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina and Virginia! Your tax dollars at work! [:(!]
Link Posted: 1/10/2002 9:59:31 AM EDT
let them try to take my firearms, and they WILL have a public health epidemic alright... [img]http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/tank.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 1/10/2002 10:09:21 AM EDT
They can take all the bullets first. [BD]
Link Posted: 1/10/2002 10:52:15 AM EDT
Anti's are the Black Plague [X]
Link Posted: 1/10/2002 11:09:50 AM EDT
I thought that Congress specifically prohibited the CDC from espousing their antigun rhetoric. Can't quote chapter & verse, though. Maybe that's why they are going directly to the states rather than the US Congress. It would still seem to be an end run around their mandate, though.
Link Posted: 1/10/2002 11:21:19 AM EDT
seems like they've got their wires crossed. here's what i found at guntruths.com. [b]Accidental Firearms-Related Deaths Compared to Other Causes of Accidental Death (1997)[/b] 1. Motor vehicles: 43,200 deaths 2. Falls: 14,900 deaths 3. Poisoning by solids or liquids: 8,600 deaths 4. Drowning: 4,000 deaths 5. Fires, burns and related deaths: 3,700 deaths 6. Suffocation by swallowing object: 3,300 deaths 7. Firearms-related: 1,500 deaths 8. Poisoning by gases and vapors: 700 deaths 9. All other causes (including medical "misadventures"): 13,900 Total deaths: 93,800 (Source: National Safety Council's 1998 Accident Facts) [b]Firearm Ownership and Accident Firearms Deaths (1965-1995)[/b] [img]www.guntruths.com/images/firearms.gif[/img] [b]The Most Common Activities that Lead to Emergency Room Visits[/b] 1. Baseball/softball 404,000 2. Dog bites 334,000 3. Playground 267,000 4. ATV's, mopeds 125,000 5. Volleyball 98,000 6. In-line skating 76,000 7. Horseback riding 71,000 8. Baby walkers 28,000 9. Skateboards 25,000 Note: There is no mention of guns or shooting activities [Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission] i think it's ironic that firearms-related emergency room visits don't even make the list (though i wonder why #10 was left off; did the U.S.C.P.S.C. do that or guntruths.com?) which would necessarily include all firearm-related accidents and homicides/attempted homicides. (barring, of course, those with DOAs.) where's the danger to the public ????????? [rolleyes]
Link Posted: 1/10/2002 11:42:30 AM EDT
Damned it ARlady, -- don't confuse me wifff facts! [;)] [i]-- Bill C.[/i]
Link Posted: 1/10/2002 11:57:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/10/2002 11:59:25 AM EDT by TheWind]
Does that 'firearms related' contain gang related deaths? A juvenile is actually under 26 for statistical purposes , therefore a 19 yo drug dealer is in the same category as a 3 yo. Firearms related, when corrected are under 1000. I think.
Link Posted: 1/10/2002 1:22:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TheWind: Does that 'firearms related' contain gang related deaths? A juvenile is actually under 26 for statistical purposes , therefore a 19 yo drug dealer is in the same category as a 3 yo. Firearms related, when corrected are under 1000. I think.
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i don't think it distinguishes which is actually a benefit for our side because when you start eliminating deaths un-related to criminal activities (which is what the anti-gunners scream about on the surface), you find that criminally-related firearms deaths are actually miniscule compared to just about everything else. chalk one up for the good guys.
Link Posted: 1/10/2002 1:28:02 PM EDT
ARLady, Thank you, ma'am. My blood pressure was starting to climb until I got to your post. [;)]
Link Posted: 1/10/2002 2:21:51 PM EDT
I think the medical establishment is trying to divert attention from itself because of its own shortcomings, of "medical misadventures" and impropriety conduct.
Link Posted: 1/10/2002 4:42:39 PM EDT
There is an epidemic - of gun deprivation....
Link Posted: 1/10/2002 6:19:50 PM EDT
Let's stretch the chart out some more. From [url]http://webapp.cdc.gov/sasweb/ncipc/mortrate.html[/url] "unintentional firearms fatalities": 1995 - 1,225 1996 - 1,134 1997 - 981 1998 - 866 (last data available) As I understand it, Y2K numbers were in the 700's. So NOW it's an epidemic?
Link Posted: 1/10/2002 8:26:50 PM EDT
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