Until there is legislation showing you can bring forth showing that operation of a firearm whilst under the influence of alcohol or narcotics is a crime, your point is moot
Legislation? Its already a law
... from the story in Georgia I quoted ...
BSCO Chief Deputy Jared Akins said investigators processed the scene and conducted multiple interviews with other tenants of the apartment. At the conclusion of the investigation, Coleton Weatherford, 20, was taken into custody and charged with involuntary manslaughter, reckless conduct and discharging a firearm while under the influence.
It is not the gun, or the alcohol. It is the action. You keep trying to reduce the side issues, and not dealing with the real problem.
The real problem is easy access to guns, by irresponsible people. As noted, its already to illegal to discharge a firearm while under the influence.
If you drive while under the influence you lose the use of your car. And worse.
If you discharge a firearm under the influence shouldn't you also lose the right to own guns?
Let's see . . . how many people do you suppose go out drinking and get sloshed, then pop over to the gun store, or produce a concealed gun and start shooting, or do anything?
Plenty. Alcohol reduces inhibitions and impulse control.
Alcohol is involved in more homicides across the United States compared to other substances, like heroin and cocaine. In fact, about 40 percent of convicted murderers had used alcohol before or during the crime. Excessive drinking can lead to more severe forms of violence that can quickly escalate to extremely dangerous situations. The short- and long-term effects of alcohol blur a person’s mental state, contributing to an increased risk of committing violent crimes. There are strict legal punishments in place for homicide convictions and can land you in jail for many years, or even the rest of your life.
first link below.
And most homicides involve guns... second link below. https://www.alcoholrehabguide.org/alcohol/crimes/http://www.oregonlive.com/data/2015/10/ ... auses.html
Depressed people stay home, drink, and sometimes commit suicide
And older men tend to do so with guns.
If the impulse is easier to resist, because a easily pulled trigger on a gun isn't available, there would be fewer suicides.
Would that not be a good thing.
Shouldn't responsible people take guns away from a household where there is someone struggling with depression?
There are 4 States where that is currently possible.... BTW.