There's the high chance this tragedy would NOT have happened if alcohol had not been involved, along with all the other annual traffic fatalities related to alcohol (look up the stats). Alcohol is a mood altering depressant and can cause: impaired judgment, delayed reactions, shortened attention span, impaired memory and comprehension, blurred vision, impairing of senses, profound confusion, depressed reflexes, impaired speech, cardiovascular disease, malabsorption, chronic pancreatitis, alcoholic liver disease, cancer, cardiovascular disease, impaired fine muscle coordination, sexual dysfunction, osteoporosis, etc. These are not my PERSONAL BELIEFS; they are effects of this mind-altering substance.<quoted text>
Quit using this tragedy to pontificate on your personal beliefs on alcohol. Alcohol is a legal substance that like many other legal substances needs to be used wisely, carefully and by ADULTS.
Same concept with guns and knives. Should we ban those things too, because they can turn people in dumb degenerates with the capability to kill or maim those around them?
Pray for those involved, help them and quit using this tragedy to further your political viewpoints.
Please do not irrationally compare guns with mind-altering substances. A gun does not make someone a 'degenerate'; however, there are some people who definitely should not have a gun in their possession, but a gun does not alter the brain or cause any effects on a gun owner. There is absolutely no logic in saying 'they can turn people in dumb degenerates' when referring to guns. The truth of the matter is, if no one consumed alcohol, a great number of tragedies would have never occurred.