Biden’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is fighting the “serious public health threat” to prevent gun violence and gun death and will spend millions of taxpayer dollars in the fight.
“Something has to be done about this. Now is the time — it’s pedal to the metal time,” as CDC director Walensky referenced gun crimes in various cities, CNN reported.
“The scope of the problem is just bigger than we’re even hearing about, and when your heart wrenches every day you turn on the news, you’re only hearing the tip of the iceberg. We haven’t spent the time, energy, and frankly the resources to understand this problem because it’s been so divided,” she added.
“I swore to the President and to this country that I would protect your health. This is clearly one of those moments, one of those issues that is harming America’s health,” Walensky said.
To track the number of non-life-threatening gunshot wounds entering hospitals, the CDC is spending $2,224,482.
CNN said that the agency is also spending $8,085,935 on research projects “to prevent gun violence and injuries.”
Walensky said her push is not “about gun control,” even as she oversees an agency spending millions on tracking gun-related incidents and gun violence, Insider noted.
“The research that we intend to do is going to be squarely about making America safe. This is not a conversation about having them or not having them. This is a conversation about how we can make them being here safe,” she said. “Making people safe.”
Blue cities have seen violent crimes explode following Democrat’s “defund the police” initiatives in the wake of George Floyd’s death in 2020.
According to police statistics, in 2020, Chicago had 4,033 shooting victims, compared with 2,598 the year before.
However, Democrats are keen to demonize firearms instead of the criminal.