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  •  laws will, in fact, support the escalation (2+ / 0-)
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    of criminal enterprises, pretty much overnight.

    But what we have learned from the war on drugs is that all the deaths surrounding the policy are acceptable.

    The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

    by xxdr zombiexx on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 06:32:33 AM PST

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    •  Speaking of the war on drugs .... (1+ / 0-)
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      The two states, Colorado and Washington that recently passed recreational marijuana use laws give some potential insight into what might happen with federal gun laws that are highly unpopular in certain states.

      As it stands those two states have effectively said that they are not going to enforce federal laws.  This has been playing out in interesting ways as both sates currently have a network of medical MJ dispensaries.  Due to the federal regulations, the dispensaries have a hard time getting something as simple as a bank account.  Also, the lack of federal enforcement has created a possibly tough legal precedent that may have carry over effects into other areas.

      With regards to the "war on drugs" prohibition, your right, outlawing something just drives it underground and creates an expensive (in multiple ways) enterprise to fund it.  Just like alcohol prohibition did.

      •  The US government is fully capable (0+ / 0-)

        of making a for-profit venture out of alcohol prohibition, just as they have done with marijuana prohibition.

        Plus illegal alcohol will help fill the private prisons Americans are comfortable with.

        The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

        by xxdr zombiexx on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 07:37:58 AM PST

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