DUI Offenses Could Prohibit Gun Ownership In California

The California State Assembly is considering a bill that would revoke a person's right to own a gun for ten years, if he or she has been convicted of two or three misdemeanors involving alcohol over a span of three years. The crimes would also include DUI's.

A study by JAMA Internal Medicine shows in the dozens years after purchasing a gun in 2001, Californians who had already been convicted of driving drunk were 2 and a half times more likely than those without DUI's to be arrested on suspicion of murder, rape, aggravated assault or robbery.

The study looked at 80,000 legal gun purchasers over that twelve year span.

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