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In Colorado, Guns And Alcohol Don't Mix

Some gun owners learn the hard way that in Colorado, it's illegal to possess a firearm while intoxicated. This fact can come to their attention quite suddenly, when they find out they are charged with "prohibited use of a weapon" (as defined by CRS 18-12-106) in addition to a DUI or domestic violence charge. It's a Class 2 misdemeanor, punishable by a jail sentence of 3 to 12 months and a fine of up to $1,000.

Domestic violence and its male victims

As a 2014 article written for the Mint Press News so aptly explained, it's difficult to talk about the subject of domestic violence without warranting some level of trepidation. While it's important to remain sensitive to its victims - which, in a majority of cases, are women - it's important not to ignore other truths about the subject, such as the fact that men can also be victims of domestic violence.

Domestic violence: a military career-ender

Members of the military face a lot of challenges throughout the course of their service and family life, and domestic violence allegations are no exception. While some of these charges are well founded, others can be the result of misunderstandings that have gone out of control. There are even cases where accusations of domestic violence may be completely false and are made by an alleged victim to punish the accused for one reason or another.

Domestic violence leads to arrest of elementary school principal

Several parents expressed their concern about the arrest of the principal at Zach White Elementary in El Paso, Texas. One mother said it was unacceptable, while another said that everyone should just wait and trust that the legal system will come to a decision that is just and fair.

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