The National Rifle Association’s Wayne LaPierre said the Obama administration’s gun policies are driven by “junk science” in an article he wrote for Friday’s The Daily Caller.
LaPierre, the NRA’s executive vice president, took issue with an executive order signed by Obama in January that delegated the task of conducting research on gun violence to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 1997, LaPierre said, Congress specifically banned the CDC from spending money to “advocate or promote gun control.”
“But on the 16th of January, President Barack Obama, with his executive order, put the CDC, with its history of rabid anti-gun ‘research, back in the ‘junk science’ business,” he wrote. “Congress be damned.”
LaPierre also skewered a report issued for the CDC by the National Academy of Sciences, which is at the forefront of the “guns are a disease” movement
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