U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “The mixture of guns and alcohol is specifically hazardous, and far also tiny has been accomplished to address it,” the Bloomberg Opinion Editorial Board hyperventilates. “Federal law does not restrict access to guns by people today with a history of alcohol abuse, and fewer than half of U.S. states impose prohibitions of this type.”
You see exactly where this is going. And to prove how “evidence-based” their conclusion of heightened danger is, the Bloombergians cite a 2013 “report” by “a consortium of top researchers,” comprised of unbiased, truthful brokers such as Lori Haas, Josh Horwitz, and Garen Wintemute.
No agenda in that “science”…
Then the editors cited a additional current “study,” a single claiming “Handgun purchasers with a prior DUI have a higher danger for severe violence…”
“Our study suggests that handgun purchasers with a DUI conviction on their record at the time of buy have a greater incidence of future violence and crime compared to purchasers without the need of DUI convictions,” author/contributor Rose Kagawa asserts.
“Suggests”? The title claims it is a accomplished deal. And these people today want disarmament edicts enacted primarily based on recommendations? And their information is primarily based on “arrests,” not “convictions”? Hey, that appears “good” sufficient for Red Flag Laws.
What’s missing from all the smoke and noise is an indication of how numerous who are truly committing “crimes of violence” with guns are currently “prohibited persons” for other causes. A prevalent bait-and-switch is to draw basic conclusions from tainted populations—that way, by not displaying which aspect of the complete engages in destructive and criminal behavior, they can present dangers as across-the-board, rather than mainly confined to aberrant subsets.
Place yet another way, how numerous NRA members, arguably the most heavily-armed civilian population on the planet, have 1st been convicted of driving beneath the influence and then been convicted of “murder, rape, robbery or aggravated assault”? With all that information, the agenda “scientists” ought to be capable to answer that a single in a second.
“It’s hardly draconian, banning firearm transfers to any individual convicted of 3 or additional alcohol-associated driving violations in 5 years,” the Editorial Board asserts. “The District of Columbia prohibits firearm sales to any individual convicted of two or additional alcohol-and-driving violations, also inside 5 years.”
They’re moving down, are not they? 3, then two…
Do you feel any would say “No” to “one”? Face it, doctrinaire gun-grabbers do not want us armed even if we have no convictions. This is not about public security, it is about yet another inroad to total citizen disarmament.
As for people today who have verified they cannot or will not handle themselves, taking their tools but leaving them capable to harm other folks is by no means the resolution. And that is why true due course of action is so vital.
And it is curious that the gun-grabbers all appear silent on the population with a documented “increased danger for challenge drinking,” not to mention “a mental wellness crisis” more than suicide: The “Only Ones.”
“[L]ike gun owners with convictions for domestic abuse, gun owners with DUI convictions are a discrete and hazardous group,” the lackeys for the man who would be king conclude. For lawmakers eager to make progress against gun violence, they’re also excellent a target to ignore.”
Intriguing selection of a word, “target.” When you are speaking about human beings, these who would rule favor if they cannot shoot back.
About David Codrea:
David Codrea is the winner of several journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a lengthy-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a frequently featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.