posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 02:28 PM
In response to Cosmic Citizen, question, ban what? the tobacco leaf or the cancer causing agents they add to cigs? Its a tricky subject because second
hand smoke is a side effect, I suppose accidental deaths by gun could be in the same vein. I'm also willing to hear the angle that the chemicals they
add give it its enjoyable flavor, despite causing cancer, a la native cigarettes (disgusting). Tough one.
Ireply to post by neo96
You've shed interesting light on the topic. Government manipulation and power seems to be the name of the game here. Also, we all know what happened
due to prohibition - lucky luciano, al capone and other notorious gangsters made there first fortunes bootlegging liquor; establishing the groundwork
and foundation of the American Mafia as we know it, and something tells me they might have a unique angle on the gun control matter, lol. In addition,
contributing to why prohibition ended, the manufacture, control and profit of alcohol was stripped from the gangsters and the racket was returned to
In consideration of the second amendment, in my opinion, gun handling should be taught in school as a 'going concern' of every citizen. I feel bad for
the kids on first 48 that make a bad decision and pull that trigger, ending their own life as well as anothers. The X factor is the American gun
culture combined with sensational media influence and pride/bravado. Can't remember the last time I saw jean claude van-damme teach the viewer how to
clean a barrel and load a clip after dumping a few rounds on a foreign bad guy, wait, isn't he foreign, nvm.
edit on 30-7-2012 by
Kapablanka because: Wanted to add a last paragraph to complete the thought, so as to keep the discussion fluid and complete.