Link to Aticle - Wayne LaPierre: Junk Science Drives Administration's Gun Policies LaPierre's monthly NRA magazine article was very important. He described the most recent anti-gun executive orders signed by President Obama, including an order to (in violation of Federal law) begin the process of researching firearms ownership through the Centers of Disease Control (CDC). As many have long predicted, the "public health" frontier is beginning to open up as the primary mode through which gun control policies will be pursued. I think Sandy Hook and its aftermath was the turning point at which the gun-grabbers have given up on the legislative path to gun control. They have 'pivoted', and have begun a new long game, which is to utilize the increasingly socialized health care system as the rhetorical, and eventually regulatory, path to gun control. It all begins with "data" which supports the premise that firearms are a social "pathogen", much like tobacco, which on public health grounds must be regulated. From the article: Clearly, the plan is to legitimize a body of anti-gun "research" and use that data as the basis for regulatory/legislative action. This is the same general path that the anti-tobacco campaign successfully followed decades ago. This is serious, and it is imperative that we pay attention to the "research" that the CDC does and fight their lies and distortions from the onset. Kudos to LaPierre for writing an important article. We have a tendency to focus a lot of energy on legislative battles that we are likely to win anyways. It looks like we're going to have to focus some energy on paying attention to what the CDC is up to as well.