20% say no? could someone who clicked NO Please explain to me why they made that choice?
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Do you think that someone who sells ****** will stop and say "Gee, the penalties are worse if I get caught, I probably should not keep selling this stuff." It will drive up the price, the addicts will steal more to get the stuff, and no one wins. Now you tell me what stiffer penalties would do to stop the selling of ******?
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h*e*r*o*i*n Good grief, it's in the question.
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A waste of time. People who sell ****** are entrepreneurs, not drug addicts. Remove the incentive to sell ****** and dealers will sell something else. The revenue potential in selling drugs far outweighs the risks of getting caught. Obviously. Either remove the demand from the equation by stepping up drug treatment and education or legalize and let the government reap the tax revenues, like they do on those other popular drugs alcohol and nicotine, instead of wasting money on completely ineffective enforcement.
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Another hot topic. When you are arrested on this type of drug charge isn't everything connected to you or your drugs taken? Your car, the money the drugs any weapons? Sounds like an effort to make it sound like they are taking action... Like the SAFE act!
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Execute the worthless POS m----r f-----s. That's the best solution for death peddlers.
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I clicked NO. This is supposed to be a free country. I accept that some people will do dumb things. If they want to put cocaine or ****** into their systems that is their business, not mine.
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REALLY!!!! ****** = H E R O I N. It's in the question. What a horrible censor.
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Why..so my tax dollars go towards taking care of them longer in jail. No thank you! Leave them on the streets, they will eventually eliminate themselves. Also, increased penalties mean nothing. How many times do we read about repeat DWI offenders. They pay their fines, take a victim impact class, grab the booze and it's behind the wheel again for them (with or without a valid license). The truth is laws and consequences mean nothing to these people.
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hey Francis....I have news for you, people who sell H*e*r*o*i*n are NOT "entrepreneurs" they are criminals
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so Scarecrow, with that line of thinking I guess it's also ok if they burglarize your house to get their next fix money?
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Francis I am trying to understand this statement from you, are you seriously calling for the legalization of H.E.R.O.I.N.? I can't believe you relate h.e.r.o.i.n. use to alcohol ad nicotine....not even close my friend.
and to TOT, since you brought up the safe act and your hatred of it, what's YOUR solution to curb the shooting epidemic? many media outlets, including CNN, reported that there have been 74 school shootings in the past 18 months. so your solution is????????
Explain ONE legitimate reason someone needs to own an automatic weapon......I'll wait
I am absolutely calling for the legalization of all drugs - for consenting adults. And you are right, alcohol and ******, not even close. Alcohol damages nearly every organ system, is connected to higher death rates, and is involved in a greater percentage of crime. I got that data from the Lancet medical journal, in case anyone cares. I guess we outlawed the wrong drug.
PleaseGetAClue, you really do not need to reply to everyones posts, there are others that can do some of that. Some actually even have something important to add as well.
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yup, tougher penalties will certainly curb drug activities. The lawyers will have more room to plea bargain. What part of -- " criminals don't pay attention to laws or penalties" is confusing ?????
*****no. (no explaintion needed)
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SAFE act effective? In controlling lawful guns, a huge success, in control of unlawful gun possession... not at all.
Despite the huge media coverage devoted to them, crime statistics show that there is no upward trend in mass killings -- defined as having four victims or more, not counting terrorism -- since the 1970s, he said. Campus shootings, such as the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007, or the cluster of school shootings of the 1990s, including Columbine, often attract more attention than multiple killings in other settings.
50 times more students die from binge drinking and DRUGS than from firearms.
NO Clue, that is not OK. People taking drugs and selling those drugs are victimless crimes. Stealing has a victim and is WRONG!
"what's YOUR solution to curb the shooting epidemic?"
Address the root cause of the problem, the decreasing moral character of our society. There is no doubt about it, over the last 50 years we have become a more liberal society. Oddly, the majority of the Gun crimes occur in the highly liberal cities. Given that failed liberal policy is the root cause of the problem the left has turned the attention elsewhere.
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Scarecrow, "Address the root cause of the problem, the decreasing moral character of our society" -- exactly. Recreational drugs have been around forever, but somehow most of the "older people" didn't have time to get into that crap. We were and still are too busy with more meaningful tasks than -- " Hey, look at that wasted bum, I think I'll try that"
Congrats Scarecrow, From cheese to guns once again you're the first to bring up the word liberal..
Well Laker, when the shoe fits......
more smokescreen, designed to steer our thoughts/VOTES to fund treatment programs that are already in full swing. any day of the week ya see em standing in line for their methadone dose of the day, funded by you and me. if anything at all. I say put a uniform on em. rifle em up.. and send em off to earn their keep.
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What are the penalties now? A slap on the hand?
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