Friday, May 30, 2014

Today's Dumbassery: Outlawed Research

Today's lunchtime Strawman argument-
The NRA forced the Gummint to OUTLAW studies regarding gun violence, blah blah blah.
Something something researchers forbidden to even LOOK at anything to do with firearms or lose 100% of funding.

Sorry- not true...
The gist of the matter is that the Dickey amendment to the 1996 Appropriations Bill basically said that “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.”
Now- we all know that the Smartest Ones in their Ivory Towers have ten thousand ways of cooking their results- they can make night into day, make $10,000 dollars into a bent dime and tell you to go to hell in such a manner that you look forward to the trip.
BUT apparently they can't do an unbiased study that provides real data concerning guns - ANYTHING they do will be used by the Anti's for their purposes.

But isn't that JUST the CDC? And isn't that just spending Gummint funds?
If I recall correctly, doesn't Mickey B's Criminals Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Control Over Your Life have a great big ol' pile of cash to spend?
Why don't they fund the research?... Research isn't illegal, is it?
I think their problems is that the data will show guns=less crime no matter how they dress it up, and if they cook the books, the chicanery will be so obvious that they will lose what tiny smidgen of credibility they already have. Kinda like how the Red Light Camera statistics show a drop in accidents at intersections - IF you exclude rear-end collisions at RLC intersections.

I swear to Koeschi I am going to start eating my lunch crouched under a friggin' freeway overpass rather than deal with these mouthbreathers. At least I'd be enjoying the company of a better class of idiot than my current companions.


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