Saturday, January 26, 2013

Prohibition doesn’t work for alcohol or marijuana, but it will somehow work for guns

Natural News
Jan 17, 2013
If only I could lobotomize myself with a large vehicle battery, a bottle of Jack Daniels and a pair of heavy duty jumper cables, I might be able to cognitively function at the same convoluted level as the radical left. Over the last decade or so, the radical left has reminded us again and again that prohibition doesn’t work for marijuana — nor for alcohol — and they celebrated the decriminalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington.
But these same people now insist that firearms prohibition will somehow, magically, see the end of violent crime in America. Gun prohibition will be highly effective, they say to each other. So let’s ban the guns!
But hold on a second. Before taking such sweeping actions, would it make sense to first ask the commonsense question: Can gun prohibition even work? What are the likely consequences of any attempt to prohibit private firearms ownership?
The prohibition quiz
Give the following quiz to just about anyone on the left, and they’ll probably know the correct answer:
Question: The banning of medical marijuana and recreational marijuana has caused which of the following effects?

A) The growth of a huge underground economy of illegal sales that pumps billions of dollars into the hands of drug gangs.
B) The filling of America’s prisons with non-violent criminals who don’t really deserve to be in prison.
C) The creation of a massive, tyrannical War on Drugs, complete with armed DEA raids on citizens’ homes and the growth of an armed domestic agency that terrorizes many Americans.
D) All of the above.
The answer, of course, is D… all of the above.
Everybody who has even half a brain still functioning knows that prohibition drives trade underground, where it ultimately results in MORE crime, not less crime.
So how does the radical left now think that gun prohibition will work? How will gun prohibition not drive the entire gun economy underground? How will gun prohibition not result in the imprisonment of yet more innocent people who only sought to purchase tools of self defense by whatever means were available to them? How will gun prohibition not result in the massive expansion of the government’s “War on Guns” crusade that wastes billions in taxpayer dollars and accomplishes nothing?
If the War on Drugs is a failure, the War on Guns will be a bloody catastrophe.
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Galt-in-Da-Box said...

It is time to prepare, plan, arm & wait.
The Communists WILL resort to their Brownshirt/bombing/bullying tactics. Be ready to unleash hell in response.

texlahoma said...

Galt - I think that is what millions of gun owners are doing. They are armed and ready, just waiting for the gun grabbers to overplay their hand.

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