Posted by MikeT23 on 1/19/2013 8:17:00 AM (view original):
Posted by bad_luck on 1/18/2013 6:37:00 PM (view original):Prohibition. Alcohol is legal. Alcohol is not. The govt said "You can drink. No, wait a minute, you cannot."
Posted by MikeT23 on 1/18/2013 6:37:00 PM (view original):What?
Posted by bad_luck on 1/18/2013 6:35:00 PM (view original):And that's where we differ. Don't give me a right, because no one has any rights, and then take it away.
No, it's not. The gun is now illegal. Keep it at your own risk.
How'd that work out anyway?
Prohibition was a massive failure.
However, the repeal of prohibition came along with a whole bunch of regulations and oversight over the manufacture, sales, distribution, etc of alcohol which resulted in less availability and consumption of alcohol than there was in the pre-prohibition days.
That's what should happen here. Ban the assault weapons that Joe Citizen doesn't need, and make ownership illegal. Let him still have access to non-assault weapons for hunting, personal protection, etc.