posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 06:41 PM
I see many people in these threads saying this 'isn't so bad' or 'it isn't what you think' or 'it's only for bad or shady people'.
The road to hell by good intention is paved with small bricks. One brick at a time. Some folks can be forgiven ignorance when the bricks are new ones
and never laid in the road bed before. When those bricks fail, it can be said no one could have known. No one could have foreseen the failure of the
In this case, we're seeing a large brick of made of the same stuff as was used in California's incremental approach and used by Bill Clinton in
1993/94 in a far more direct and total approach. Both failed to succeed in their stated goals of reducing firearm homicide or overall weapons crime.
The numbers the FBI/DOJ maintain reflect this failure.
For this reason, this isn't a road of new bricks people need guess at the long term performance of...it's simply a bigger version of the same old
failed mush that once started as strong bricks, full of promise.
This brick is full of fail. It's not guesswork. It's pre-established outcome and fact by trying it before...not once, but multiple times.
How long, I wonder, will this fail need to be endured before even the supporters sheepishly admit ...AGAIN...the idea has failed ..AGAIN? Or...will
they ever admit it this time? That's the fear I believe. The stakes are so high, even fail won't be admitted or acknowledged.
(Hopping down the road....looking for an exit or road crew to direct back to the problem brick being laid now)
edit on 16-1-2013 by Wrabbit2000
because: minor corrections