Yes, but "guns don't kill people, people kill people" is the same fucking argument which has been used since at least the 1970s for inaction, and inaction means agreement in this case. We can't DO anything! Regulation doesn't WORK! Just look at all those people dying in the countries where they DO regulate guns! WHY THEY ALL ARE SO MUCH WORSE THAN WE ARE! THEY ALL have so many more people dying from guns than we do.
Oh, and the "well regulate militia" part of our 2nd Amendment to the Constitution, our founders obviously didn't mean it. It was just there to get rid of some unsightly white space. There are a lot of things in those documents which really aren't really there.
And, of course, any type of gun regulation is talk of taking away all of your guns, weapons, freedom, sexuality, American citizenship, etc. The entire world is, of course, all black and white. No shading. No system of checks and balances needed, since it is all or nothing. It is all life or death. Brinksmanship is the only form of negotiation left these days.
Anyway, you are right. The War on Drugs hasn't worked, so lets have no laws on drugs. That will take away the problems of drugs. Let us treat them like guns. We should have poorly regulated trade shows where nearly anyone can buy nearly anything they want. No background checks, or non-functional ones. A powerful lobby, actively rolling back those laws-- a drug equivalent NRA to hold pro-drug rallies from the massive deaths resulting when a kid overdoses in a nearby city killing a bunch of his classmates (well, we might have to fake that part. How many mass deaths have occurred from an overdose compared to mass deaths from shooting sprees? Sure, people die from drug overdoses, but how many take a slew of non-drug users with them...?)
Or, is it seriously being suggested gun ownership be treated like drug addiction? Counseling folks until their dependance on their firearms is under control, and they can live without them? That is the arrangement countries who have successfully ended the War On Drugs have taken. Gun ownership is an illness? I kind of like that.
So, gun regulation and outlawing drugs are equivalent issues. Admission IS the first step to recovery!
And I know this needs editing but, fuck it, I want to get to bed sometime soon.
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Do things that have never been done."