Question: In light of the dangers of alcohol, why arent people screaming for tighter regulations on alcohol like they are for guns? I just looked and over 10,000 people die every year from drunk driving and another 70,000 die from other alcohol related reasons. More than 10% of children in the US have an alcoholic parent which has a multitude of consequences to that child. Couldn't we save more lives if we required back ground checks or a license before someone could buy alcohol? As it stands, anyone can just walk in any grocery store or gas station and buy enough alcohol to become a major threat to society. What are the benefits of alcohol to our society? Is there any reason that it should even be legal to posses at all?
Im just asking because there is a ton of outrage over gun violence which is extremely rare and is very unlikely to actually impact your average law abiding citizen, but those same outraged people dont say a thing about alcohol availability?
Alcohol is not protected by the constitution so it seems that if people were truly concerned with protecting life they would focus on the alcohol problem before tackling something like guns.... or is protecting life what they are truly interseted in?