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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:21 PM

Prohibition, the real threat of any ban

The 18th Amendment banned alcohol. In 1933 Prohibition was repealed. It didn't end in1933. The last state to repeal prohibition was Mississippi in 1966. Kansas did not allow sale of liquor "by the drink" (on-premises) until 1987.

Another ban will just create the same conditions that gave Al Capone a start.

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discntnt_irny_srcsm Oct 2012 OP
Clames Oct 2012 #1
discntnt_irny_srcsm Oct 2012 #2
Eleanors38 Oct 2012 #3
discntnt_irny_srcsm Oct 2012 #6
pipoman Oct 2012 #4
discntnt_irny_srcsm Oct 2012 #5

Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:08 PM

1. Alabama still has an odd monopoly arrangement with liquor that dates back to Prohibition Era.

 

A.B.C. or Alcoholic Beverage Control board. Apparently "efficient and cost-effective" costs the state and its residents tens of millions of dollars every year for no real reason except for hide-bound tradition. Sounds a lot like the end result most anti-gunners would like to see with firearms except on a national scale.

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Response to Clames (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:23 PM

2. As is often said...

...it's not about guns, it's about control.

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:24 AM

3. The greatest fear 2A supporters have is the inevitable escalation of

Control measures into outright prohibitions. Behind every attempt to limit magazine capacity, every attempt to impose "waiting periods," every try at extending central government imposition of a "national" NICS test are people and small groups and MSM itself who want general bans and ever more restrictions. This is not "common sense," it is not "reasonable." You do not start with controls. You start with identifying social problems, then propose actions which government can reasonably accomplish and in a constitutional manner.

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Response to Eleanors38 (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:02 AM

6. Tell the ban happy crowd...

...to shove it.

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:18 AM

4. Like other prohibitions

people in Kansas did it anyway...it was called "reciprocation". Any establishment which served alcohol (except "beer joints" serving 3.2% beer) had to require club membership for anyone wanting to drink. Reciprocation allowed establishments to accept another club membership in lieu of buying one for their business. Effectively, if you bought a $25 annual membership at any club in Kansas you could drink at almost any other club in the state. It was just a stupid technicality....Carry Nation was from Kansas of coarse..her fanatical influence lasted many years after her death..

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Response to pipoman (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 08:59 AM

5. A good idea is to...

...ban fanatics.

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