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  •  The war on drugs can teach us many things. (5+ / 0-)

    For this point I will comment on the fact that the moment you try and prohibit anything , you #1 increase people's interest in whatever it is. #2 you create a black market in it.

    This knee-jerk opposition to a probation of ANY kind  is not a bad thing, it is infact a rather American and freedom loving thing.

    As long as someone is not hurting another person, the government has no right or reason to interfere with the actions of its people.

    That being said gun control is one topic where there seems to be a social benefit to rules being place on its population.

    As such in a free nation there should and is debate on the proper level of compromise on the topic.

    These people who fight tooth and nail to protect their freedoms are a valuable sort, they counter balance to those who bow down any "security for freedom" trade off.

    I personally have very contradictory feelings.

    I think for myself. "I should be able to have whatever gun I want. I am smart able to think for myself and should be able to do whatever I want"

    but I also recognize that easy access to guns allows the insane and minor criminals to commit stupid and terrible acts.  

    That leaves me in a somewhat neutral/conflicted situation.

    I believe in good regulation, but I do not want it to impinge on my or anyone's rights.

    To have an intelligent conversation we all need to recognize both sides of the argument.  

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