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Response to DanTex (Reply #46)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:02 PM

49. I rarely drink, gave up on cannabis long ago, and own no guns.

Shit, I don't even use tobacco. Anyway, there never were tetraethyl lead, asbestos, or thalidomide
'cultures' in the US. Prohibting them was never going to be controversial, save for those making money off them

There was and still are fairly robust drinking and gun cultures (and a cannabis one, too) in the United States.
The alcohol and cannabis prohibtions were as much cultural warfare as public health concerns (see
Harry J. Anslinger, Fredric Wertham, Wayne Weaver), and those particular Prohibitionists were
certain that their bete noirs were going to disappear as well. How'd that turn out?

I don't see any postulated gun Prohibtion turning out any differently. Having said that, I will add that
I see little, if any chance of one being enacted.

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