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qdemn7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-20-07 06:48 PM
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95. The problem is that prohibitions can easily be circumvented.
Can you think of one major thing that has been banned or prohibited such that the Prohibition has actually worked?

Suggestion: You make ammo illegal. Answer: You can reload empty cartridge casings. Bullets can be cast from lead or pewter, or machined from harder metals. You will need to acquire the powder and primers but primers are very small and a black market would develop for that and smokeless powder.

The problem is you, and many others, are completely unfamiliar with guns, and everything you suggest can easily be circumvented. I don't want to sound patronizing (but this will), you are in the position of a virgin trying to lecture about sex.

As far as I am concerned, the primary reason to have a gun is self-defense. I don't hunt, not opposed to it, but I'm just not an outdoorsman. Every else is secondary, tertiary, or further down the list. If I can't have one for the primary reason, I'd just as soon as not have one. You keep wanting to punish people preemptively. Because something MIGHT happen, we must restrict people's freedoms.

You cannot have a situation where on one hand you promote freedom at every turn, only to promote safety at every turn. The two are mutually incompatible.

Ask yourself this: As a woman are you comfortable with restrictions on abortion? Like the partial birth ban just upheld?

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