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Missouri Takes Lead Reducing Gun and Domestic Violence

Parker01 Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 3:08 PM
Ahhh... the good intentions of the all-knowing, ever perceiving, educated panel of elites. Ceremoniously appointed by those elected to serve, who once again delegating all responsibility to a bureaucratic group of 'recovering' abusers who cannot be fooled because of their vast experience and their all seeing eye of education and pedigree. No way can this group of prescient and righteous persons be questioned nor be guilty of violating the rights of the accused. The onus of guilty until proven innocent will be the prevailing issue. Not, mind you, before a court of blind justice. Rather, before the all seeing eye of the grand panel of the washed who once were lost, but now are found free of the stain of unapproved substances. Good grief...

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...