Ever heard of the University of California Firearm Violence Research Center (UCFC)?

By Admin | Uncategorized

Dec 22

It’s a state-funded study of gun violence. State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson introduced a bill on 12/12/18 that, if successful, would ban Californians convicted of multiple DUI offenses or a vehicular manslaughter charge while intoxicated from owning or possessing firearms for a period of 10 years.

Research conducted by UCFC Director Dr. Garen J. Wintemute indicates that more than one third of the individuals convicted of alcohol related crimes were arrested for violent or firearm related crimes within 14 years of buying a handgun. Wintemute and his colleagues opine that this may be an indication that alcohol related crimes lead to future criminal activity among gun owners.

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