This is a discussion on At last the truth -- It's the Drugs... within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by Landric The solution is really simple, legalize drugs and tax them, both in the United States and Mexico. It worked with alcohol, ...
love that song"We got too many gangsters doing dirty deeds
We've got too much corruption, too much crime in the streets
It's time the long arm of the law put a few more in the ground
Send 'em all to their maker and he'll settle 'em down"
A good friend will come bail you out of jail...But a true friend will be sitting next to you saying "Damn we screwed up".
I would like to see not only some considerable decriminalization and taxation, but changes to our entire prescription drug program so that people can obtain prescription medicines they know they need without having to run to a doc once a year just for the renewal. And most of the stuff that now carries penalties for possession (e.g., minor tranquilizers, and commonly needed pain pills) could be decriminalized. In other words not just the weed. We'd cut law enforcement expenses, penitentiary operating expenses, and medical care expenses all in one fell swoop.
Sigh, when I was young, my momma' taught me to be accountable for my own actions.
Let us blame US guns for finding their way into Mexican jails. After all, I heard most USA FFL's will deliver free to jail (with coupon) in 30 minutes or less.prisoners from rival gangs attacked one another with pistols, an assault rifle and knives in the Mazatlan jail
"a reminder that no law can replace personal responsibility" - Bill Clinton 2010.
A Mexican drug cartel can walk into a police station and open fire killing everyone in side. The Mexican police can not walk into the mansion of a drug king pin and open fire killing everyone inside. Civilized countries always have to fight at a disadvantage and the bad guys KNOW this. It's not that the Mexican government is out gunned. It's just that as a civilized country they can't bring the guns they have to bear in any way shape or form like the Cartels can.
-It is a seriously scary thought that there are subsets of American society that think being intellectual is a BAD thing...
The police make the drug busts. They get to keep all of the drug money and the ROLEX watches and those nice vehicles go to police auction...the lawyers get called and they grab their piece of the juicy drug pie - The rehab centers and clinics get to stay nice and busy...the bail/bonders are happy & the dealers go back out onto the street and the entire cycle begins again.
It's a thriving profitable business all the way round with megabucks involved.
It's never going to end because the folks making the fat money don't want it to end.
You also need to understand that some of these cartel leaders can purchase weaponry by the literal shipload. (And they do.) Northern Mexico is really it's own little country as far as they are concerned, and the issue is compounded further with the Zetas. which were at least partially trained by US special forces, and have since defected from the Mexican military.
Now, we must all fear evil men. But there is another kind of evil which we must fear most, and that is the indifference of good men.
The drug issues today aren't like they were 25 years ago. Today, crystal meth is relatively cheap to make and a lot can be made quickly. Unlike taking all summer and a lot of space to grow mary jane. Kids face the exponential affects and addictive nature of these new generation street drugs.
Does anyone other than old hippies even mess with marijuana anymore? It seems on the cost/margin side of the drug trade, it has lost it's place in the limelight. If it were legalized, packaged, sold, taxed, and treated like alcohol, it would also become so relatively inexpensive, why would anyone risk getting caught making, smuggling, buying, or selling it themselves? I'm not advocating it, I'm just wondering if it has fallen off of the radar screen in terms of relevance.
I may be way off base here...the extent of my drug discussions occur in my physician's regarding allergy medicines.
Know Guns, Know Safety, Know Peace.
No Guns, No Safety, No Peace.
Guns are like sex and air...its no big deal until YOU can't get any.
"I dislike death, however, there are some things I dislike more than death. Therefore, there are times when I will not avoid danger" Mencius"