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Missouri Takes Lead Reducing Gun and Domestic Violence

David R. Usher Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 12:20 PM
For those who have doubts about the nanny state, racial issues, and any other concerns: This legislation has been carefully scrutinized by a number of leading attorneys, individuals involved in substance abuse treatment, and most notably Judge Robert Dierker, who sits on our Board of Advisors. He is author of the conservative best-seller "The Tyranny of Tolerance". He is a strict constitutionalist and sees no problem with the proposed legislation.
DKJ Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 9:09 PM
He's unfamiliar with the presumption of innocence in Western jurisprudence?
Parker01 Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 3:22 PM
The best thing every state, county and municipality in these united States can do is shut down the Public Education System. That single move would take about three groups of individuals moving through a twelve year program of real education to cleanse the disease of public education from the people and it would go much further than any of this psycho-babble intervention, evaluation, rehab that society has tolerated and suffered from for the past 70 years. Discipline, values and a personal sense of decent, respect for others and a clear understanding of personal responsibility would do more to turn this nation around than anything else. Shut down the breeding ground of iniquity and you solve the problem(s).

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...