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Missouri Takes Lead Reducing Gun and Domestic Violence

Luscious Lars Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 10:10 PM
put a parachute on them and drop them into Mogadishu. There's all kinds of guns to play with there. For drugs they can get high on khat. Mogadishu is the type of city they seem to long for anyway.

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...