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Firearms industry warns retailers of anti-gun survey

Anti-gun researcher and activist Garen Wintemute and his colleagues at the University of California at Davis have begun sending out surveys to firearms retailers across the country. 
A letter accompanying the survey, signed by Dr. Wintemute, claims the aim of their research is to better understand “the unique perspective of firearms licensees on important social issues and the firearms business itself.”

Dr. Wintemute, who serves as the director of the Violence Prevention Research Program at UC Davis, is perhaps best known for authoring the anti-gun report “Ring of Fire: The Handgun Makers of Southern California.” More recently, Dr. Wintemute and his team conducted “undercover operations” of gunshows for their  report, “Inside Gun Shows: What Goes on When Everyone Thinks Nobody is Watching.”

Given Dr. Wintemute’s history, it is clear that this firearms retailer survey will be used as a tool to justify and support legislation to curb the lawful commerce of firearms and the individual rights of law-abiding Americans.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) — the trade association for America’s firearms industry — is urging extreme caution should retailers decide to participate in this survey. NSSF is encouraging all sportsmen, gun owners and firearms enthusiasts to contact Dr. Wintemute and his research team to politely express their objections to this agenda-driven,  anti-gun research.

Read the cover letter and survey.

To reach the Violence Prevention Research Program:  (916) 494-9464 or vprp@ucdavis.edu.

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6 Responses to “Firearms industry warns retailers of anti-gun survey”

  1. Colteer

    Shred the survey, put the pieces in the return envelope and mail it back. They get their response and you have earned the three bucks they sent you for participation. Or don’t mail it back and the post office has gotten $1.22 for doing nothing.

    I really wonder just who funded this “survey?”  California is swimming in red ink and they do this? I smell outside funding.

  2. Joeanthony20042000

    Very stereotypical. Thanks for the info.

  3. Mike

    Thanks for looking out for us…

  4. Brian Leslie

    I have a better idea what to do with it.  Have someone smarter (much smarter) than me figure out the perfect response to each question (perfect meaning putting gun people in the best light) and have everyone respond that way.  If FFL holders largely do not respond the few who do will probably skew the data and can be used against us.   After reading the survey most of the questions are obvious BS.

  5. 308wood

    Sounds like an NRA survey.

  6. Dr. Rodney Harrison

    Thanks for keeping us up-to-date. I did a little research and found Garen Wintemute is strongly in favor of stricter gun laws, banning gun shows and certain types of firearms. No good can come from this “research.”