Government employees – in this case doctors – are now claiming that mass-murderers that use guns to carry out their violence suffer from a disease not common to other mass-murderers.
They also claim that owning a gun or possessing a gun can infect the holder of the gun with the disease of mass-murderers.
Some government doctor quotes from the article:
“Gun ownership — a precursor to gun violence — can spread “much like an infectious disease circulates””
“”There’s sort of a contagion phenomenon” after a shooting, where people feel they need to have a gun for protection or retaliation””
“We have a public health issue to discuss. Do we wait for the next outbreak or is there something we can do to prevent it?”
“Unlike almost all other consumer products, there is no national product safety oversight of firearms”
“…people with driving under the influence convictions should be barred from buying a gun”
“…add technology that allows only the owner of the gun to fire it”
“Manufacturers could be pressured to fix design defects that let guns go off accidentally”
“Bans on assault weapons and multiple magazines that allow rapid and repeat firing are other possible steps”
“…those convicted of other violent misdemeanors can buy whatever they want”
“The rules also don’t apply to private sales”