The College Fix reports on the latest from Princeton:
Princeton University has declared gun violence a ”public health epidemic.”
“In the context of public health, an epidemic is what we face,” said Princeton University President Shirley Tilghman last week.
Tilghman, in her speech at the “Culture of Violence Summit,” hosted May 28 at the Ivy League university, went on to compare gun violence to smoking in public, pollution and car accidents involving children.
It’s not hard to see what the purpose of this language is. Like restrictions on smoking, or regulations on seat belts — the language of “public health” is meant to frame violence in a way that enhances the cause of increasing gun control.
Here’s the linguistic formula: Public health = grounds for more government regulation.