Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (AP Photo/Phil Sears, File)
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We recently told you how U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy issued an advisory declaring “gun violence” to be a “public health crisis” and recommending it be treated as such. Since then, many people, politicians and organizations have pushed back against the illogical idea.

As some background, on June 25 Murthy announced the declaration in the form of a 40-page publication outlining the scope of what he called “firearms violence,” but is actually violent crimes committed by violent criminals illegally using lawfully made and legally sold guns. At the time, he stated: “Gun violence is a public health crisis in our country and requires a public health solution. We read and hear about episodes of gun violence in our communities, but I believe that we may not appreciate the full of its ripple effects across our country.”

At the time, Murthy based the need for the advisory on the oft-repeated lie that the publication put front and center on page 4: “Firearms are the leading cause of death for children and adolescents”—a variation on, “More kids die from guns than any other reason.” In fact, during the CBS interview, Murthy said, “Gun violence has now become the leading cause of death among kids and teens.”

However, since the advisory specifies that the statistic includes children from 1 to 19 years old, it reveals the “more kids killed by guns” statistic to be the lie it really is. Those 18- and 19-year-olds are considered “adults” in the United States and greatly skew the numbers.

Pro-freedom organizations like the National Rifle Association (NRA) and Gun Owners of America (GOA) quickly pounced on the pronouncements. NRA-ILA Director Randy Kozuch tweeted: “This is an extension of the Biden Administration’s war on law-abiding gun owners.”

Additionally, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis addressed the ridiculous notion in a tweet on X, formerly Twitter, comparing it to the government overreach during the COVID pandemic.

“During COVID, unelected bureaucrats used ‘public health’ as a pretext to deprive citizens of their rights—and I signed legislation to protect Floridians from government overreach,” DeSantis tweeted. “Now, Biden’s Surgeon General is attempting to violate the Second Amendment through the ‘public health’ bureaucracy. We will not comply. Florida will always reject the Biden Administration’s unconstitutional power-grabs.”

It’s likely only a matter of time before other governors jump onboard with criticism of the plan. After all, the myriad gun-control schemes listed in Murthy’s booklet—ranging from banning “assault weapons,” to implementing “safe storage” laws and instituting “universal” background checks—have all been defeated in Congress and many state houses, and the Biden Administration trying to get them through backdoor means is sure to be unpopular in most red states.

This ploy by Murthy, of course, is nothing new, as gun-ban advocates have been pushing for such a declaration by the federal government for decades. In the end, it’s likely the scheme—announced just months before the presidential election—is simply meant to draw heftier donations to the Biden campaign from anti-gun groups who love the idea but are having a hard time fully supporting Biden because of his current diminished mental state.

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23 COMMENTS

  1. Never underestimate how far people (of the unscrupulous and just plain evil variety) will go with their words and actions to increase their money and power–and to achieve demented thrills.

    • Start by evaluating your skills, hobbies, and interests. Determine what you’re passionate about or what skills you possess that can be monetized.

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  2. Instead of trying to blame violence upon inanimate objects, how about holding those who use them for such acts accountable?
    The idiots running this shit show fail to understand every single violent crime has 1 thing in common and that is not the choice of weapon or tool used but the human mind, heart and hand involved. Unless and until the human factor is dealt with, nothing will improve or change.

    • Can’t do that, because it is mostly blacks that are committing this violence, overwhelmingly so. Since the martyrdom of St. Floyd of Fentanyl, blacks are now a protected species, especially in blue states.

    • The whole charade is a Marxist scam to eliminated personal sovereignty to maintain our natural rights to defend ourselves.

  3. Liberty is dangerous. A lot of people don’t like it. FARC don’t like it. The Sicilian/Irish/New England/Dixie/Mexican Mafia don’t like it. Crips, Vice Lords and Bloods do not like it. It be bad for biznizz. CVS don’t like it. The FBI/DEA/ATF don’t like it. Putin, Kim, the Ayatollah and Whats-his-name in Where-ever don’t like it. Murthy don’t like it.

    Ron DeSantis will draw a line. That’s good.

  4. Testing – “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

  5. So when did being an unelected bureaucrat make one an expert on gat policy? At least Fauci had a background in disease even though he is a hack & liar. Anyone remember the surgeon general gal who lauded playing with yerself? Abolish this bs “office”🙄

    • So when did being an unelected bureaucrat make one an expert on gat policy?

      Even the elected bureaucrats aren’t experts on gun policies. Or almost any other policy.

  6. Didn’t the imperious tw*t in New Mexico try this same BS?? I seem to remember she got slapped down pretty hard.

  7. “and requires a public health solution.”
    Like enforcing the laws already on the books? Getting rid of soft on crime DAs? Getting rid of no cash bail?
    Those sound like solutions to me. Common sense ones.

    • But how will SG Murthy suck up all those Soros “donations”? And have access to that medical grade primo white?

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