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  •  It is shocking (4+ / 0-)

    and I don't know anything about how alcohol/alcoholism came to be exempted.

    Most people, including me, easily assume there are laws against drunken gun play. I mean, it just seems like common sense.

    It wasn't until I read this paper, (h/t andalusi), in Feb last year that I found out that fewer than half the states prohibited selling a gun to someone under the influence of alcohol. That paper put things in perspective for me. Many states don't even prohibit selling to someone intoxicated.

    A lot of states have changed their laws since 2010, but I don't know if while they were loosening their gun laws they also tightened laws about guns/alcohol. (We need someone with access to Lexus & Westlaw). I know some states do have tight restrictions for concealed carry, zero blood alcohol when you are carrying.

    "The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” — William Arthur Ward

    by LilithGardener on Sun Jan 05, 2014 at 07:57:31 PM PST

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