One tactic the left has mastered, with the complicity of biased media and social media outlets, is to bolster their arguments by simply censoring any counter arguments or evidence. We’ve seen lots of that in the Twitter data dump, and here’s another example:
The gun rights website The Reload obtained emails showing that gun control activists got the White House and Democrat Sen. Dick Durban to introduce them to the CDC. They then got the CDC to remove a study from its website that estimated that privately-owned firearms are used up to 2.5 million times a year to prevent crimes. The anti-gun activists claim that’s a false, debunked study, but then, they only count a crime prevention incident if there’s a police report, which isn’t common because the crime was PREVENTED. This is part of a growing problem with the CDC misusing its powers as a health agency to ban legal gun ownership the way they targeted cigarettes.
The author of that study stands by it, and calls the removal of it “blatant censorship.” He said, “CDC is just aligning itself with the gun-control advocacy groups. It’s just saying: ‘we are their tool, and we will do their bidding.’ And that’s not what a government agency should do.”
I agree, but it seems to be what all of them are doing these days.