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  •  I'll go first. (3+ / 0-)
    And how the hell do you get people to stop shooting each other in the streets?
    1. Remove incentives - prohibition of a commodity results in skyrocketing prices, which in turn enhances the incentive for suppliers to drive out competition.

    2. Provide a means of legal recourse for the aggrieved so that people won't resort to self-help remedies, i.e., shooting each other in the streets.

    Trainor said the deceased man was fighting with three other men over a “drug deal”
    Or I guess we can just keep talking about guns and the NRA. You know, since prohibition succeeded and drugs laws are working so well.
    •  1920s style prohibition created all the same (2+ / 0-)
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      Valar Morghulis, 207wickedgood

      problems that our current drug war created.  The only difference is that today, we refuse to understand the lessons of prohibition.   Our current prohibition is all helped by the fact that its most minority kids killing each other on the streets, as opposed to white kids (Al Capone was 23 I believe when he first got arrested for "brandishing" a firearm).  

      •  Yep. (1+ / 0-)
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        So why do people think that prohibition will work for guns?

        There are two points I was trying to make:

        1. A large amount of gun violence is directly a result of the war on drugs.

        2. Gun prohibition will not work to reduce violence because prohibition does not work. It only moves commodities (guns) to the black market, thereby driving prices up.

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