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US WA: PUB LTE: Drug Legalization Could Prevent Gun Violence

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Pubdate: Sat, 31 Dec 2011

Source: Seattle Times (WA)

Copyright: 2011 William Slusher

Contact: opinion@seattletimes.com

Website: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/

Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/409

Author: William Slusher

 

 

 

 

 

DRUG LEGALIZATION COULD PREVENT GUN VIOLENCE

 

I've never done so much as a puff of MJ, but if America would just do drug control ( legalization and taxed-but-cheap sale of recreational drugs to adults ) it could forget about gun control. ["Marijuana legalization, regulation move forward," Opinion, Dec. 26.]

 

Ninety percent of American gun violence would end overnight once the profit motive for drug gangs to kill were eliminated.

 

Sure, freedom has a way of taking the irresponsible by the throat, so many would suffer from legalized drugs, but far fewer than suffer right now due to the violence. Drug legalization is not surrender in the war on drugs. It is the only possible victory.

 

- - William Slusher, Okanogan

MAP posted-by: Jo-D

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