With the H1N1 “swine” flu season moving into full swing, and with AIDS/HIV and other deadly diseases continuing to plague millions of Americans, one might think that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), would have its hands full. After all, the CDC “serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, . . . to improve the health of the people of the United States.” You might be inclined to think that with all that’s happening here and around the world posing very real and very serious health risks to the American citizenry, the CDC would have sense enough not to squander its resources on matters wholly unrelated to health and infectious diseases. If you made such a presumption, you’d be flat wrong.
The CDC, like many if not all federal bureaucracies, seems always to be searching for new projects and agendas in which to involve itself. One “problem” on which the CDC has now focussed its attention, is gun control. That’s right. The