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The analogy is spot on. Both a car and a loaded gun are lethal weapons. My analogy was if you were in a mall and threatening to shoot the gun, not just waiving it. Driving drunk is the same thing-there is a threat of violence (the swerving, for example) even though you may not hit anyone. The guy in the mall threatening to shoot gets charged with a felony and could still go to jail. Just as Mr. Grace will go to jail. And so I don't wish him the best, which would be to avoid jail. I wish him the worst, which is to get the full sentence and serve it all.
Now I hope, as a humanitarian that after he gets out of jail he can get a nice job as a janitor at Chase Field. He could ride the light rail.
Drunk drivers are a plague on our society. Can't stand the audacity of their actions.
You are correct on several points falcon except one. Of course you would still wish Grace (AND ANYONE) the best and get himself straightened out. Yes, punish him. Absolutely. But according to you, his life needs to be ruined completely and totaly. You speak as though he has already killed someone while driving drunk. He has not. Maybe this is the wake up call that will get him sober and he will live a long and productive life. If not, and he continues this behavior, well, that brisge can be crossed when it happens. In the meatime, you can't punish him for something that did not happen. Even people who only wave a loaded gun in a mall dont get charged with shooting people. In any event, your anolgy is way off.
You must have never had a loved one die in a car accident that was caused by a drunk driver.
Alcoholism is a sickness that needs to be treated. Drunk driving is a crime that needs to be punished.
If you are an alcoholic, you need to figure out a way not drive drunk before you start drinking, otherwise, you should go to jail.
Drunk driving is the same as waving a loaded weapon threatening to shoot everyone in a mall, but never pulling the trigger. Would you wish the best for "Gracie" if he had done that?
Well, he did. He got into a car and committed a felony. He had a suspended license, which he knew before he got intoxicated that night. He didn't have an interlock device on his car, which he knew before he got intoxicated that night.
I don't wish the best for him. I hope he goes to jail and never drives again.
Wish all the best for Gracie. We missed him in the broadcast booth. Most of all, I hope he gets where he needs to be.
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