I'd like to know if I could use "qualify for" in the context below, with the meaning of "to give the right to do something":
The abuse of some does not qualify for the tough and unnecessary restrictions.
Wordreference has this meaning but does not give an example of use:
"to get authority, license, power, etc., as by fulfilling required conditions, taking an oath, etc."
And what if I'd like to use the word reason? I am not sure about dropping the word "as":
The abuse of some doe not qualify [as] an excuse to set the tough and unnecessary restrictions.
The use of as has the meaning to fit a description in the dictionary entry below. My usage is fine as far as I can see.
Oxford Collocations Dictionary, 2nd edition
1 have/give sb the right to sth
▪ You will automatically qualify for a pension.
3 fit a description
▪ A three-week course hardly qualifies as sufficient training.
Note: I suppose I could say:
"The abuse of some doe not justify the tough and unnecessary restrictions" and be done with it but I'd like to learn how to use qualify. I might need to paraphrase in when writing.