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Response to Matrosov (Reply #101)

Tue May 26, 2015, 07:45 PM

104. Run that by me again

 

Yes, in theory they aren't supposed to have guns, but like the NRA points out, gun control doesn't work. A complete ban would, however.

That would be like how the complete ban on alcohol "worked" during Prohibition, right? Took care of that nasty booze problem and we've never been troubled by it since. /snark

Setting aside the futility of such a ban, how exactly is your proposal a liberal one? Alcohol is a good comparison. It serves no purpose other than to get you intoxicated, lowering your inhibitions, impeding your thought processes, being the obvious problem in drunk driving incidents, being a major factor in date rape and so on. Facilitating this by (gasp!) allowing people to buy alcoholic beverages would be, as you say, detrimental to society.

The fact that millions of people use alcohol responsibly and never have an alcohol-related run-in with the law is by your reasoning irrelevant. So why not ban it entirely?

Facilitating suicides and murders is detrimental to our society.

Funny you should mention that. Booze and pills are the leading method of suicide for women, so that's another strike against alcohol, again by your logic.

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