Letter: Prohibition doesn’t work
When I was in high school I was told that history was a mandatory subject because it was important that we do not repeat past mistakes. I would have to say that a lot of people must have skipped that subject anyway.
Let’s ban that gun to solve a very serious problem. Why? Because bans work so well. How pointless. In the 1920s we had Prohibition. Did it work? No. It was a disaster and it had to be lifted. Mobsters against federal agents. Mobsters against mobsters to gain territory. Back then they actually used real assault weapons. It was mayhem.
When I was a child, heroin was illegal. I’m retired, and heroin is still a problem. Today the banned-drugs trade generates $20 billion annually. More than any legal business. Pretty good for something that’s banned.
Today you want to ban guns. Like that’s going to make them go away like it did for alcohol and drugs. While you’re spending your time and energy on banning guns and pointing your fingers at the NRA and gun owners, all of which doesn’t do any good at all, maybe you should enroll in night classes and learn history. You are part of the problem if all you can offer is another useless ban.
ROGER A. FORCIER