By: Teresa Mull
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the federal government’s doctor-in-chief, is warning the nation how dangerous guns are and is setting the stage for more federal gun control in the name of “health.”
“Myself, as a public health person, I think you can’t run away from that,” Fauci said during an interview with CNN. “When you see people getting killed—in this last month it’s just been horrifying what’s happened—how can you say that’s not a public health issue?"
Of course, Fauci is correct – any life lost in a shooting is always horrifying. But are guns themselves to blame, or something else?
Laura Carno, writing a wonderful piece for the Independent Women’s Forum (access here), notes Fauci’s habit for contradiction: don’t wear a mask, wear a mask for the next two years; the lockdown will only last two weeks, and so forth…
What Fauci should be concerned about is not guns, Carno argues, but the root of violence:
If Fauci feels it necessary to weigh in on the recent increase in shootings, he should do so from a more informed place. Unchecked mental health crises increased due to the lockdowns and their accompanying isolation. As a reminder, those are the same lockdowns he endorsed and advanced. Suicide risk is up, as is domestic violence, and child abuse—much of that likely going unreported because of the lockdowns.
If he is concerned about “gun violence,” why then, didn’t Fauci weigh in on all the people who died in riots last year? More than 2,000 police officers were injured, and dozens—including at least two law enforcement officers—were killed.
Of course, all of Fauci’s ersatz concern amounts to one objective: perpetuating the perception that gun violence is rampant in America (despite there being millions of guns in America, and thousands of new gun owners every day) and that gun owners are evil. Rather than address the mental health crisis caused by job loss, crippling taxes, isolation, and other triggers of depression, Fauci and the Biden administration are intent on brainwashing the public to believe guns, not the mentally ill, are the problem – as if taking guns away will make violence go away.
How is that working in the U.K.?
None of the gun control measures Fauci and his ilk favor would do anything to stop criminals. They would simply disarm law-abiding, good citizens seeking to protect themselves and other innocent people.
Teresa Mull (email@example.com) is editor of Gunpowder Magazine.