Why don't we ban alcoholic beverages instead of making it illegal to drive drunk?

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    Pointless comparing drunk drivers and guns. Might has well compare the life span of the Peruvian gnat with the sex life of redwoods. Totally different subjects.
     
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    Well we do have motorcycle laws. And your use of food and exercise only affect my financial rights in terms of your consuming, or not consuming, healthcare. Hopefully we give that a pass. (and no I'm not a fan of the individual mandate in Obamacare)
     
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    Well, the similarity may be is that neither issue has an absolute right or wrong answer.
     
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    Naw, I disagree. I think drunk driving speaks for itself. I think the lack of necessity to have a fully automatic assault weapon also speaks for itself.
     
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    It's a simple fact that DUI laws have reduced the rate of fatalities caused by drunk drivers.

    Just as gun laws have reduced the rate of firearm homicides.
     
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    you mean a 'fully automatic assault weapon' like a car....? :rolleyes:
     
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    I guess you don't remember the disaster that was prohibition. How many people were killed by machine gun fire then?? You know what they say about repeating history? Cheers, it happy hour here.

    WC Fields once said. "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they get up in the morning, that's as good as it gets"
     
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    Yeah. I'm sure when Henry Ford set up his production line he thought "How many people can I kill with one of these?" Unlike Kalashnikov who thought "I wonder how many pine cones I can shoot off pine trees in the Siberian wilderness with this little beauty."
     
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    Well you can't legally have either. Or at least I didn't think you could. I vaguely recall from my gun show days that there was this device you could buy that caused a semi-automatic firearm to cycle sort of like a submachine gun, but I honestly had no idea they were still around. Hopefully they'll be made illegal to own or buy with Yuuge fines for selling.

    But there is really no way legally (or ethically imo) to ban driving and guns. Or abortion for that matter, but there we might be able to end the very worst of it by making it very easy to terminate very early, and making kids' lives better.
     

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