Originally Posted by Archer0915
A paragraph in the article you've referenced brings up a question that I've repeatedly asked, and none of the anti-firearm advocates can (or will) answer -- (bold type mine)
Given that the "War on Drugs" is little more than a containment exercise, and that "Prohibition" was an abject failure, why would anyone believe that banning firearms would have any chance of success?
Here it may be appropriate to recall the First Law of Economics, a law whose operation has been sharply in evidence in the case of Prohibition, marijuana and other drugs, prostitution, pornography, and a host of other banned activities and substances--namely, that demand creates its own supply
. There is no evidence anywhere to show that reducing the availability of firearms in general likewise reduces their availability to persons with criminal intent, or that persons with criminal intent would not be able to arm themselves under any set of general restrictions on firearms.
Last edited by SpotsCat; Feb 22 2012 at 04:02 AM.
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