Money to burn

Forbes magazine reports:

“Speaking at the Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy on Wednesday, philanthropist Laura Arnold announced plans to spend $20 million over the next five years to fund gun violence research. She and her husband’s foundation would look to raise an additional $30 million, bringing funding up to $50 million for a grant project called the National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research …”

Sounds familiar doesn’t it?

“… The Arnolds plan to set up an advisory board to evaluate proposals from researchers and dispense funds over the next five years … Some areas likely to be studied include how guns are purchased, how changes in gun ownership occur, and the risks and benefits to having guns in the house. “The kinds of questions asked are certainly meant to guide policy,” Arnold said …”

In other words it’s going to be a money-funnel to fringe interest groups who will use the cash to create bogus studies in an effort to legitimize the gun control agenda.

This too sounds familiar.

“… This is the couple’s first foray into the gun control area, but not data-driven philanthropy. “Data will not only allow us to hope for better, but it empowers us to do better,” Arnold explained …”

You want data?  Ok.  Currently 42 states with 75% of the population are right-to-carry.  Is this causing any problems?  No.  Then why can’t New York adopt such a law?

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