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Missouri Takes Lead Reducing Gun and Domestic Violence

David R. Usher Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 12:04 PM
Blacks are not going to discriminate against each other. If substance abuse becomes a major problem in a relationship, the responsible spouse will have the ability to pull the relationship out of disaster. There is nothing "nanny" about this legislation. We oppose the nanny state in every regard.
JustMC Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 2:04 PM
I said before, the ANALOGY (having to do with people losing legal protections not by crimes committed but by virtue of a group label, like black, or strict-constructionist, or whatever) has nothing to do with married couples.

(But of course, IF one so was doggedly determined to consider how it might, all one need imagine is an interracial marriage.)

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...