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2 Dead in Amtrak on-board shooting in Tucson

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Posted by MidlandMike on Friday, October 8, 2021 7:51 PM

I don't have a problem with a homegrown pot patch shared with friends.  I do have a problem with a criminal gang grow and distribution operation.  Particularly ones that kill people.

 

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Posted by Convicted One on Friday, October 8, 2021 10:25 PM

I  believe that regardless of however harmless one might think the recreational use to be, the presence of armed traffic'ers willing to shoot weapons in crowded public places, makes their trade unacceptable.

Related to that, I believe that enforcement of prohibition laws have inflicted far more harm into the lives of the people they have touched, than the drug itself ever could have. 

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Posted by BaltACD on Friday, October 8, 2021 11:20 PM

Convicted One
I  believe that regardless of however harmless one might think the recreational use to be, the presence of armed traffic'ers willing to shoot weapons in crowded public places, makes their trade unacceptable.

Related to that, I believe that enforcement of prohibition laws have inflicted far more harm into the lives of the people they have touched, than the drug itself ever could have. 

For my tax money - there are two elements of society that have bread disrespect for law enforcement - traffic enforcement such as speed limits and the attempts to enforce the prohibition, first of alcohol and then 'recreational drugs'.  People have voted with their hands and feet that they have no intent in complying with the laws and the enforcement attempts bring the population in direct contact with the Police and thus eliminate the inherent fear of enforcement authority.  In many cases the only 'punishment' for transgressing the laws is a monetary fine that the 'guilty' can easily afford to pay.

The price of people interacting with police remove the fear of failing to comply.

People want what they want - be it legal or illegal - and they won't stop until they get what they want.

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Posted by Convicted One on Saturday, October 9, 2021 10:11 AM

BaltACD
bring the population in direct contact with the Police and thus eliminate the inherent fear of enforcement authority. 

Interesting that you would say this,  it certainly happened to me that way. I thought I was unique in that regard.  The first few times I had encounters as a youth, it was a high adrenaline experience.  Then later in life each subsequent encounter more resembled watching an old TV rerun you've seen dozens of times.

Funny, but now that I am old and gray, they don't even pull me over anymore.  Wink

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