Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Drunk Driving and Gun Control

A big controversy right now is lowering the legal drinking age. Why not? Put more drunk drivers out there. Sure, there will always be under aged drinkers, but if we lower it to 18, there will be all the more drinking-related accidents.

I have a solution to the whole thing. Outlaw drinking of alcoholic beverages. Period. Completely. Why not? That is what the liberal left is tryig to do with guns - outlaw them completely.

Here are a few statistics to support my idea:

In 2005, there were 12,352 homicides by guns. That's pretty bad.

But, in 2006, there were 16,005 people killed in drunk driving related accidents.

So why crack down on guns so much and let the drinking go? Sure, there were other deaths related to guns - suicides, accidental deaths, but there are also other deaths related to alcohol - liver disease, and other physical.

It is interesting that they want to lower the drinking age, and make more alcohol related deaths, but want to take guns away from everyone. Isn't there something wrong with this picture? Most of us face more danger of being involved in a drunk driving related accident than being shot.

This is kind of a rambling post, but it is something to think about. Instead of focusing on guns as a killer, how about turning equal rage and fighting against drinking alcoholic beverages. Sounds reasonable to me.