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Missouri Takes Lead Reducing Gun and Domestic Violence

David R. Usher Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 12:08 AM
Most mass shootings involve angry children of divorce, who are often substance abusers themselves. When divorces are prevented by substance abuse recovery, you will see fewer angry children of divorce. Note: Adam Lanza was a very angry child of divorce. He went downhill quickly after the divorce. I suspect that his mother abused pharmaceuticals or alcohol based on her odd behavior. Adam was likely on mood-altering substances himself. This has not yet been talked about publicly. I would like to know -- for the record.
JustMC Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 2:23 PM
How much more suspicious, more angry and more violent will the average person in a bitterly-troubled marriage become when a collection of "reformed substance abusers" gets to make him guilty until proven innocent and he "LOSES IT ALL?" Not for any threats he made or violence he committed, but because of loose statistical correlations between behavior OF OTHERS and ingestion of certain substances? How many more murders does one expect of spouses, children, attorneys, and "abuse panel" (LOL, what an inadvertently-apt euphemism) members, as a result of revocation of long-established legal protections of the accused individual?

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...