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So I was very pleased to see that Obama has let sanity prevail and taken action against the ridiculously liberal gun laws of the US.
While I am sure myopic fuckwits like like Alex Jones will act like this is an act of war on American citizens [no doubt bringing up the ridiculous ‘Is Obama American’ debate all over again], there was one bit of the new legislation that shocked me and that was that the Centre for Disease Control were now allowed to study gun violence.
You see previously, doctors had been banned from gathering data or discussing guns with patients under regulations backed by the National Rifle Association.
What the fuck!?
I know the NRA would claim it’s because they were worried fictitious ‘evidence’ would be produced, but those bunch of conspiracy peddlers are missing the point, because by doing that, it means people like me think they actually acknowledge the role gun ownership has on violent crime and simply wanted to stop this proof from reaching the masses.
I appreciate modern politics is full of lobbying and cosy financial arrangements and relationships, but when a group can make research into stopping violence, illegal – simply because it doesn’t suit their personal agenda – then I think you have the right to start asking who’s interests our governments are really serving.
Honestly, the more I see these sorts of things, the more I find people who criticise the Communist Government, laughable.
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