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Missouri Takes Lead Reducing Gun and Domestic Violence

Angel56 Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 10:32 AM
SOOOO, if the real reason for 'gun violence' is people who can't hold their liquor... then why hasn't that been addressed, instead of taking the only protection away from citizens and others... who may have to protect themselves from those 'loaded people?'
midfielder2 Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 12:29 PM
Because the Govt. isn't interested in protecting "citizens" it's interested in protecting itself from "citizens". I can refer you to an article about disabling the Marines rifles at the inauguration. What is he afraid of?
DKJ Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 9:03 PM
When I was part of a color guard in the service I always took the bolt out of my rifle. It makes it lighter, and you are going to be standing there a loooonnngggg time. Especially if the VIP is a windbag. No story here.

Missouri House Bill 402 is a major step forward reducing gun violence, domestic violence, and other forms of serious violence. For decades, federal and state policy attempting to impact these growing problems failed because the policies were pointed in the wrong direction.

Substance abuse in the family is the leading factor and primary driver of many kinds of gun-related crimes, domestic violence, and other offenses.

Substance abuse is tightly bound to domestic violence. Three-quarters of serious domestic violence is associated with substance abuse at the time of violence (Fig 3). This statistic does not include substance abusers who...