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Drunken drivers kill far more than guns do

Following the tragedy at Sandy Hook, we have seen both our state and federal governments rush into passing legislation, hoping to prevent future killings. It remains to be seen if these rules, regulations, background checks, etc., will help reduce these statistics.

Let’s take this cure a step further; last year there were approximately 30,000 fatalities involving motor vehicles. Alcohol was involved in about one-third of these accidents.

Perhaps we should have background checks on all those buying liquor? Or a drink at a bar? Did they have a DUI, DWI or some related felony in their past? Certainly all those could not be “good people who made choices” – oops – “mistakes.”

Larry DeAeth

Tonawanda