According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 11,078 people were murdered with a gun in 2010.

According to the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) website: “In 2011, 9,878 people died in drunk driving crashes – one every 53 minutes.” This doesn’t include the hundreds more that die each year from alcohol poisoning or other intoxication-related deaths.

Some say we should take away guns to stop the killing. OK, let’s take away cars and alcohol, too. Tomorrow, the president should issue an executive order that all citizens must have a breathalyzer installed on their vehicles and undergo a background check prior to purchasing alcohol. Any previous DUI or public intoxication conviction and your alcohol purchase will be denied. Of course, there will be straw purchases and the “alcohol show” loophole to outlaw, and the government should offer a buyback program for alcoholics wanting to get rid of their cars and alcohol.

What was it the president said? “If it saves just one life …”

Jeremiah Cook

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