To stop mass deaths, ban or control alcohol – or in the alternative, check drivers licenses for prior convictions and medical records for drug-alcohol interactions …

Given that democrats are trying to legislate morality in the face of common sense proof that the registering and confiscation of lawful weapons from law-abiding citizens does nothing to deter crazies and criminals, I propose that we demand such feel-good morality legislation be applied to those who consume alcohol. The subject, presumed by the government to be a potential “bad actor,” must have their driver’s licenses scanned before the can purchase alcohol at stores and in public eating and entertainment venues. People with previous DUIs would have their drinks counted and officially noted. People with prescription drugs will have drug-alcohol interactions checked.

The inconvenience to the mass of law-abiding citizens forced to provide their identification for a background check is nothing when it comes to saving lives.

Here is the science (Courtesy of Mothers Against Drunk Driving)  …

In 2010, 211 children were killed in drunk driving crashes. Out of those 211 deaths, 131 (62 percent) were riding with the drunk driver. (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “Traffic Safety Facts 2010: Alcohol Impaired Driving” Washington DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2011.)

Almost half of all drivers who were killed in crashes and tested positive for drugs also had alcohol in their system. Johnston, L. D., O'Malley, P. M., Bachman, J. G., & Schulenberg, J. E. (2011). Monitoring the Future national survey results on drug use, 1975-2011. Volume I: Secondary school students (NIH Publication No. 10-7584). Bethesda, MD: National Institute on Drug Abuse, 734 pp

About one-third of all drivers arrested or convicted of driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence of alcohol are repeat offenders. (Fell, Jim. “Repeat DWI Offenders in the United States.” Washington, DC: National Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Traffic Tech No. 85, February 1995.)

Over 1.41 million drivers were arrested in 2010 for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. (Federal Bureau of Investigation, “Crime in the United States: 2010”)

Driving under the influence of alcohol was associated with age in 2010. The rate was highest among persons aged 21 to 25 (23.4 percent). An estimated 5.8 percent of 16 or 17 year olds and 15.1 percent of 18 to 20 year olds reported driving under the influence of alcohol in the past year. Beyond age 25, these rates showed a general decline with increasing age. (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. “Results from the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Summary of National Findings.” September 2011.)

In fatal crashes in 2010, the highest percentage of drunk drivers was for drivers ages 21 to 24 (34 percent), followed by ages 25 to 34 (30 percent) and 35 to 44 (25 percent). (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “Traffic Safety Facts 2010: Alcohol Impaired Driving” Washington DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2011.)

Gun Control: Now if we are being rational, we would concentrate our efforts on inner city areas with large Black populations as a test case …  

While there is no community immune from gun-related violence, how does one account for the fact that the majority of gun-related violence occurs in municipalities controlled by democrats and areas with a predominantly minority population and are most associated with gang, drug or criminal activities?

  • In 2008, 2,947 children and teens died from guns in the United States and 2,793 died in 2009 for a total of 5,740—one child or teen every three hours, eight every day, 55 every week for two years.
  • The number of preschoolers killed by guns in 2008 (88) and in 2009 (85) was nearly double the number of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in 2008 (41) and 2009 (48).
  • Black children and teens accounted for 45 percent of all child and teen gun deaths in 2008 and 2009 but were only 15 percent of the total child population.
  • Black males 15-19 were eight times as likely as White males of the same age and two-and-a-half times as likely as their Hispanic peers to be killed in a gun homicide in 2009.
  • The leading cause of death among Black teens ages 15 to 19 in 2008 and 2009 was gun homicide. For White teens 15 to 19 it was motor vehicle accidents followed by gun homicide
    in 2008 and gun suicide in 2009. 
  • Of the 116,385 children and teens killed by a gun since 1979, when gun data by age were first collected, 44,038 were Black. <Source>

The fact is that while blacks make up only 12 percent of the population, they account for 46 percent of total violent crime and 90 percent of the murders of other blacks. It is they, not whites or gun manufacturers, who are responsible for the disproportionate gun deaths of young black males.

Firearms don’t kill people. Sociopaths do. It takes a human brain to pull the trigger. If young black males abuse firearms in an irresponsible and criminal fashion, why should the firearm industry be held accountable? Why not their parents? Why not themselves?

Unfortunately, as a nation we have become so trapped in the melodrama of black victimization and white oppression that we are in danger of losing all sense of proportion. If blacks are oppressed in America, why isn’t there a black exodus? Why do all those black Haitians want to come here? To be oppressed? <Source>

Without being racist, might I suggest the facts indicate that President Barack Obama should implement a phased trial by declaring the inner cities a “gun free” zone and requiring the registration of all guns in the area. Damn – I forgot – the City of Chicago already does that!!!

 Chicago police confirm 'tragic number' of 500 homicides

Chicago reached “a tragic number” today, according to Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy: Its homicide total for the year hit 500, the highest annual total since 2008.
The city's latest homicide occurred around 9 p.m. Thursday when Nathaniel T. Jackson, 40, an alleged gang member with a lengthy arrest record, was gunned down outside a store in the Austin neighborhood.

As of Thursday night, homicides were up 17 percent over last year in Chicago and shootings had increased by 11 percent, according to police statistics. Earlier this fall, Chicago already exceeded the number of homicides that occurred last year, but this is the first time the city has had 500 or more murders since the 512 in 2008. <Source>

Bottom line …

The democrats are about control – political control and disarming those who might rebel if their regime took a turn towards tyranny, as anticipated in the Constitution’s Second Amendment. They believe you can legislate morality (although they do nothing about the preponderance of single Black Mothers with multiple children from multiple – and largely irresponsible Black Fathers) and that saying something in a speech makes it so.

There is no way to detect or deter all of the crazies and the criminals in this nation. And you don’t get better results by disarming the population and preventing them with meeting force with force. And that includes scary-looking, but semi-automatic rifles. If gun control actually worked, how do you explain minority deaths in Chicago?

Folks, it is not about hunting or the sporting use of firearms, it is about protecting ourselves from the violent crazies and criminals – especially in a natural disaster where “offical help” is elsewhere. It is about protecting us from government tyranny that poses a clear and present danger of us losing our freedom.

There is a reason why the United Nations, China, Russia and Mexico want us disarmed – and to remove the one thing that makes us an exceptional bulwark against socialism and communist with their totalitarian dictators and despots the progressive democrats honor: Fidel Castro, Che, Hugo Chavez.

Better we impeach the President on lack of eligibility for office than  allow him to disarm law-abiding Americans with no proof that it will do anything other than may free citizens weaker and more vulnerable to the criminals and crazies.

-- steve

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