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Missouri Takes Lead Reducing Gun and Domestic Violence

M444ss Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 5:40 PM
Let's hope it works. I don't know that it will or won't, but I'm very glad to see legislators (politicians) looking for actual solutions instead of trying to legislate campaign slogans (such as "common sense gun safety) that is already proven and guaranteed to fail.
JustMC Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 6:41 PM
I buy your sentiment, but I think this approach is an obvious loser.

One question: you are looking for "solutions" to what, exactly? I think this is an important question. One must define problems well to have a hope at finding solutions.

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...