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Thursday
May162013

Gun control

I’m curious about some statistics. The ones I have in mind would be the number of people killed last year by guns and the number killed as a result of alcohol. The reason for my curiosity is in response to the heated rhetoric over gun control.

If there happens to be any, I say any, closeness in numbers, wouldn’t it seem logical that those same individuals who are adamant about gun control in order to save lives should also be as active in alcohol control?

Maybe we are just selective in what we want to legalize as killing tools. What do you think?

According to my research, in 2010 there were 10,228 killed in alcohol-related automobile deaths where blood alcohol content level of .08 or higher was registered, according to the National Highway Safety Transportation Administration’s National Center for Statistics and Analysis. This does not include domestic violence deaths where alcohol was present.

Glen Ennes
Republic, Mo.
(Retired ABSC employee)