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Popular radio host Dana Loesch accused Pennsylvania Republican Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz of pushing “disinformation” about gun control and gun violence statistics.

Loesch laid out her argument in a lengthy Twitter thread responding to a 2018 claim from the Trump-backed candidate stating that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had been barred from “comprehensively” studying gun violence.

Right now, the @CDCgov is NOT funded to study gun violence in this country. It’s time we treat shootings as a public health problem. Contact your congressperson today to demand they fund the #CDC to comprehensively study gun violence. #EndTheBan congress.gov,” Oz tweeted.

“I have a major problem with Republicans who push disinformation like this. #2A#DrOz,” Loesch responded, noting that the CDC was never barred from the comprehensive study of gun violence.

“The only people who talk like this are Bloomberg gun-control types. This demands explanation — not excuses or dodging. Remember the people who cover for it, too,” Loesch continued, noting that the CDC had studied firearms but had failed to report their findings for political reasons.

“Not only did the CDC study firearms, they specifically did NOT release surveys on defensive gun usage because it obliterated their gun control narrative. A gov’t agency used our tax dollars for surveys and hid the results from taxpayers in a bid to boost gun control,” she added.

“But wait, there’s more! When it was discovered that the CDC inflated firearm fatality numbers they dragged their feet for two years before finally changing it,” Loesch added, noting that the law passed in 1996 very specifically only barred the “use of taxpayer dollars to advocate for or against gun control.”

“Sidebar: It’s also troubling to see a declared Republican describe the willful and deliberate choice of violence with an illegally possessed inanimate object as similar to that of communicable diseases using Bloomberg rhetoric as a way to boost legitimacy of federal infringement,” Loesch concluded.

Oz is currently leading the field in a tight Republican primary, as The Daily Wire previously reported. “According to a poll of more than 1,000 likely Republican primary voters by the Trafalgar Group, television host Dr. Mehmet Oz currently leads the race with a 24.5% margin. Barnette follows closely behind at 23.2%, while former hedge fund CEO and Treasury Department official David McCormick comes in third at 21.6%. As the margin of error is 3%, the three candidates are virtually tied.”