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Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 05:04 PM

7. You want to know what a good argument for decriminalising/legalising drugs is?

Look at this chart of gun ownership vs gun deaths for OECD countries. Look specifically at Mexico.



Do you know why Mexico has such a high rate of gun deaths compared to their rate of gun ownership? Because much of the country is effectively under the control of drug cartels that employ violence and murder to maintain their grip. Why is this? Because of the American war on drugs; Mexicans are dying to supply Americans with weed and cocaine, because the trade is so lucrative. Why is it so lucrative? In part, because it's illegal; the economics of the black market make it much more profitable.

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