Eschew Obfuscation - Espouse Elucidation

Freedom of Speech Doesn't Ensure Freedom After Speech
DECEMBER 17, 2012 7:49AM

Prevention!

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TO PREVENT;

SMOKING - Outlaw ashtrays

CAR ACCIDENTS -Outlaw Driving

ARSON - Outlaw Matches

OBESITY - Outlaw Spoons & Forks

DEBT - Outlaw Money

BAD LAWS - Outlaw Politicians 

STUPIDITY - Outlaw IQ Tests

CRIME - Outlaw Laws 

KILLING -  Outlaw Guns 

CANCER -  Outlaw everything!

GLOBAL WARMING - Outlaw People 

THE RICH - Outlaw Money

IDIOTS - Outlaw Anyone Who Disagrees With You

ANSWERS YOU DON'T LIKE - Outlaw Questions 

 

 

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The list could go on and on such as the cure for STD's and rape.


Rated.
Good start. But I much prefer what Mayor Bloomberg did with cigarettes. Knowing full well he couldn't outlaw them, he just taxed the bejeezus out of them, to a whopping sales price of $13/pack here in the city. The city makes the money, and sales go way, way down.
Sky, that's quite a comprehensive list! I remember the Bush administration had the 'healthy forests initiative' to save the forests from forest fires and the concept had a lot to do with cutting down the forests--no forest, therefore no forest fire!
When the guns of citizens are limited or removed then only the "big three" enemies of the citizens will have them; the military, the criminals, and worst of all, the cops!
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Nilesite,

The government tried that here. Legal sales, at $100+ per carton, have dropped drastically. Black market sales, at $40 per carton, have soared. I'm sure you can guess where I buy mine!

Limiting the sale of guns to citizens by heavy taxation will only drive buyers into the hands of black market dealers, thus making criminals prosper. That sounds like a real solution, don't ya think?
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designanator,
Yeah. Much like the way the military "saves" villages in Afghanistan by bombing them out of existence. Works just fine, I'm told. No enemies there now!
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Prevention starts with ownership of personal responsibility. Can we outlaw ignorance? Nope. Can we outlaw mentally unstable people from owning, using or accessing guns? Yup.
Belinda,
If you really think that, then you are certainly proving that we can't outlaw ignorance.

Hundreds of thousands of black market guns get into the hands of criminals - who ARE ALREADY forbidden to buy, own or possess guns - so banning guns is ALREADY PROVEN a complete failure!

Do you think that banning is suddenly going to be a success if banning such ownership is extended to include regular, honest citizens? If so, may I ask what planet you're from?

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Real prevention is a no person left behind--so no one gets so sick and isolated that psychosis grows like cancer in his or her brain--but no one is there to see the signs.
Christine,

Yes, yes, yes!

But that won't happen because those in power profit too much from war. They are not about to give up either their wars or their power. One day we will have to depose them. We will not be able to do that without weapons - we might not be able to do that even with weapons. But we'll need to try.
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So to fix the problems we have to kill everyone including ourselves?? OKAY!!!! :D
Hurray! This is the first time I've been able to open any OS blogs (including my own) for a week. I've been able to post but not to read any comments or comment on other blogs.

I love your post. I'm really sick of liberals and progressives who want to restrict and regulate the rest of us for our own good.
Tink,
If Americans would do that, the rest of the world would breathe a huge sigh of relief as about a dozen wars & "interventions" suddenly came to an end!


Dr. Bramhall,

I suspect that all restrictions and regulations are intended, by someone, to be "for our own good."

As we can see, some work out that way and some don't. If given honest thought and an honest try all that would be necessary is honestly dumping those that don't work out that way once we knew that from experience.

The problem is that laws proposing restrictions and regulation are often brought in as a hasty knee-jerk reaction to a bad situation of one kind or another. This makes for bad law.

This is exacerbated by the difficulties of getting a bad laws removed or countered.

Politicians who pass laws merely because they want to be seen to be "doing something" about bad situations, are the bane of the system. The public is often led to believe that "outlawing" something will end it. As we have seen with prohibition of alcohol previously and marijuana to day, this is not true. So "not true" in some cases that such laws have the reverse effect; or worse.

It pains me that anyone who says, "Hold on a doggone minute here now. Let's give this some serious examination and thought; lets get the research done before we pass some more damned laws," always gets tagged as some kind of "denier" by the lib-left crowd. A crowd which has usurped the term "progressive" when they are anything but in many cases.

Few people, if anybody, don't know perfectly well that, in the hands of such "progressives," terms like "gun control" are merely euphemisms for outlawing and banning them. If it were a matter of genuine regulation, based upon sound research, that would be one thing.

But it's not. It's a matter of certain individuals and groups who have 'decided', often based upon inaccurate beliefs, that it is in the public interest for people to be ordered to accede to that group's ideas of what's good for everyone.

Also, my dear Doctor, do not EVER AGAIN try to straw man me! I am not happy with my term "outlaw" being converted to "restrict and regulate." I mean REALLY not happy. You are both educated enough and intelligent enough to make your points in a legitimate manner. Because of that intelligence and education such trickery is thoroughly reprehensible!

I rather liked the sarcasm though....... cute.

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There is too much too prevent on this world. Just do what makes you happy and contented.
Our legislators have done nothing for the last decade on gun ownership. Placing bans on guns or anything else is simply a deterrence. It's better than doing absolutely nothing, which is why we have assault weaponry in the hands of lunatics. There should be psychological history checkups done by professionals in addition to the lax criminal history background checks that are completed by clerks at shops where guns are sold to anybody over 18 who simply fills out a page or two of paperwork.

If or when firearms are outlawed, do you really think the numbers of shooting rampages will decrease?

Same logic applies to anything legal or illegal. Crazy people do crazy shit. Correct the crazy shit and you'll still have crazy people to contend with...
Our legislators have done nothing for the last decade on gun ownership. Placing bans on guns or anything else is simply a deterrence. It's better than doing absolutely nothing, which is why we have assault weaponry in the hands of lunatics. There should be psychological history checkups done by professionals in addition to the lax criminal history background checks that are completed by clerks at shops where guns are sold to anybody over 18 who simply fills out a page or two of paperwork.

If or when firearms are outlawed, do you really think the numbers of shooting rampages will decrease?

Same logic applies to anything legal or illegal. Crazy people do crazy shit. Correct the crazy shit and you'll still have crazy people to contend with...