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Gun Owners With DUI Convictions Far More Likely to Commit Violent Crimes

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DAVIS (Daily Mail) — Gun buyers convicted of drunk driving are at a significantly higher risk of committing violent crimes, a new study suggests.

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, tracked nearly 80,000 people who bought firearms in the Golden State from 2001 to 2013 and found that owners with DUI convictions and no other criminal history were nearly three times more likely to be arrested for violent gun crimes than those with no criminal record.

The results were published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association, joining a substantial body of research indicating an alarming correlation between alcohol use and gun violence.

A new study by researchers at the University of California, Davis, found that people gun buyers with a prior DUI conviction are nearly three times more likely […]

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