The CDC leaders are on the record with quotes like "We’re going to systematically build a case that owning firearms causes deaths.". These weren't studies, these were cherry-picked propaganda. They had decided on the conclusion, and the only challenge was building the case. They then went on to fund ludicrous studies that confused cause with effect (critics point out that the same methods would show that hospitals cause death, and therefore it is safer to never go to a hospital), cherry picked samples, etc. Basically what any good advocate would do while attempting to affect social change and giving not one fucking hoot for reality. Additionally and more importantly why the fuck should the *center for disease control* be funding gun studies? Shouldn't congress make them spend their money on fucking fighting disease, instead of our constitution?