Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
Drugs are bad, prohibition is worse
Sorry for the late response, my internet was out yesterday.
Really? You're the dick who jumped out of left field screaming about how I should "come off it" when I didn't even address you. I'm not sure why you're so angered by the concept that people's actions effect other people, smoking weed doesn't. There isn't anything about smoking, or drinking, or owning a gun, that inherently effects anyone else. If someone on the other hand decides to use one of those things against their fellow man, that is a separate instance altogether, and in that rare case is dealt with by the law.
Open carry would be the equivalent of smoking in public. A better parallel would be owning a gun and keeping it in your own home. After all, that gun could go off accidentally and start a fire, the insurance company knowing about it could theoretically charge the owner more, the owner could be playing with it while driving and get in a wreck, you're not supposed to be operating heavy equipment while playing with a gun, and it could hit you in the lung to cause lung damage.
If you can explain to me how simply owning a gun effects everyone else, I'll concede.
So let me know when you're ready to calm the **** down and produce some real evidence that all smoking effects all of society. "Some people who use weed could potentially do something to effect others" is not really a solid argument.
Last edited by RabidAlpaca; 02-22-13 at 08:10 AM.
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