You think I am kidding? This from the CDC:
"Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one death every 48 minutes. The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $51 billion."
The CDC breaks it down like only the CDC can:
- In 2010, 10,228 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for nearly one-third (31%) of all traffic-related deaths in the United States.
- Of the 1,210 traffic deaths among children ages 0 to 14 years in 2010, 211 (17%) involved an alcohol-impaired driver.
- Of the 211 child passengers ages 14 and younger who died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes in 2010, over half (131) were riding in the vehicle with the alcohol-impaired driver.
- In 2010, over 1.4 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.3 That's one percent of the 112 million self-reported episodes of alcohol-impaired driving among U.S. adults each year.
The facts speak for themselves. Time to ban alcohol!
What's that? We tried it before? I wasn't there, how did it work out? Not so well? Really? I would think it would be a no-brainer, slam-dunk! What's that, organized crime? Chicago? Do tell...
What happened in a Connecticut grade school today is a nightmare. And I am by no way trying to make light of it. But the left is going to attack like never before for gun control. The opening salvo was President Obama personalizing that, "These children were our children." Much like the Trayvon Martin case in Miami where President Obama said that, "Trayvon looked like my son." Never mind the fact that President Obama doesn't have a son, (at least not that we know of). But whenever this president is about to attack, he personalizes it first. And now, he is trying to get the whole United States to start personalizing this tragedy.
Those of us that believe in the 2nd Amendment will have to stand fast, and hold the line. We will have to be strong like never before. While this is a national tragedy, and our thoughts and prayers are with the families, gun control is not the answer. Just as Prohibition was not the answer in the 1930's.
Obama never lets a crisis go to waste. The storm is coming, Obama has told us as much today.