Drug Control

January 3rd, 2013

Do you recognize the quotes below? Gun rightists say them over and over. What happens when you substitute the word “drugs” for “guns”? 

 “When drugs are a crime, only criminals have drugs.” 

“Drugs don’t kill people, people kill people.”
 
“Drugs are not the problem. Mental health and the portrayal of drugs by Hollywood are the problem.”
 
“It’s useless to make drugs against the law. Anyone who wants drugs will find a way to get them.”
 
“Personal freedom to use drugs is part of our culture. You can’t take that away.”
 
“It’s a slippery slope. If the government can ban heroin, it can ban marijuana. If it can ban marijuana, it can ban beer.”
 
“People who use drugs irresponsibly shouldn’t be used as an excuse to take drugs away from the rest of us.”

 

Actually, most of these quotes make a lot more sense

Than when they’re used in gun rightists’ defense.

 

Drugs can be dangerous, it’s true,

But when you use them, they mostly hurt you.

 

Guns, in spite of their much higher lethality

Have far fewer restrictions on their legality.

 

Imagine what America would be like

If drug dealers made Congress pass whatever laws they like.

 

The NRA

Better get on that right away.

 

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