Letters: Alcohol is a model for guns, too

Published: Friday, Jan. 18 2013 12:00 a.m. MST

Trooper Mike Singleton, center, conducts a road side sobriety test Oct. 17, 2012, on a female driver on Bangerter Highway near 1300 South. Trooper Ben Fallows stands at right. The woman was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

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We should close all bars and halt the sale of alcoholic beverages every time someone dies as the result of alcohol.

That makes as much sense as banning the sale of guns. After all, far more people die from drunk driving and similar alcohol-related incidents than from gun-related deaths.

Oh, wait. They tried that; it was called Prohibition. How well did that work?

Albert Fretz


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