Drugs in the U.S. are not uncommon these days. In fact, you can probably find drugs just about anywhere. Drugs may be dangerous, but I say that it is your own fault if you decide to use them. You decide what you want to be in life. The government should not be able to regulate the use of drugs; as long as you keep the drugs out of the way of those people who don’t want drugs, you should be fine. Drugs would not be such a big deal if the states in the U.S which have banned drugs legalized them. Business is found by most criminals who cannot acquire a job or financial support, drugs are an easy way for these types of people to earn money. The criminals do not obey the law by definition and so they are willing to risk their freedom for big, easy money. Even though drugs are made illegal and those who are caught with them suffer a consequence, they are still out there. There is no point in trying to fight a war that cannot be won. If drugs were not illegal, the prices would not be sky high and there would not be as many criminals on the streets that have the drug. Not everyone would be buying drugs, only the people who want drugs. Also, if drugs were legal, there would be less competition in sales because all the people who have drugs want to sell their drugs for the highest price possible and still have customers their customers return. Now the customers want to get the lowest price possible but a good quality as well. It is simple economics; to get business you must sell your drugs for a smaller amount of cash than the other dealers which then leaves you with the customers until the other dealers either decide to quit selling, or to sell for even lower prices. Now there is also supply and demand. When drugs are illegal, as they are today, not as many people sell them than if they were legal. Since not as many people sell them and the people who do demand that they be paid a higher than the normal price because of shipment and handling so to speak. It’s dangerous for those criminals to sell drugs and so they are taking the risk for their customers, they demand a higher price which is why the prices for drugs like heroine are worth about $150- $200 a gram. Making drugs illegal doesn’t stopped the criminal from selling them. What’s the point? People still use them if they are illegal; it really does not change. Gun bans will not do anything for our country. In fact, the two major things it will do for our country is destroy our 2nd Amendment and cause gun crimes to soar. As I have pointed out in one of my previous posts:https://oversteppedboundaries.wordpress.com/2013/09/27/4/
When guns are taken away, crime rates soar; when drugs are made illegal, drug rates soar. Just look at any gun regulated state and you will see that it’s criminal rates are much higher than areas where guns are allowed; for instance, Switzerland. Everyone is required to have a gun there and therefore, everyone who ever does get burglarized has something to defend themselves with and even this is on rare occasion. Another example was the Prohibition era in the U.S where alcohol was illegal and was not to be sold or imported. Bootleggers like Al Capone were the people who were in charge of smuggling alcohol into the U.S and selling it to the people for a profit. People would pay big money for alcohol since the demand for it was high because the supply was low. That is how all the big gangsters like Al Capone gained infamy and wealth, through the distribution of alcohol during the Prohibition era. Banning things like alcohol, guns, or drugs will only make them worse as I have illustrated in several examples. It is the people right to choose what they consume and take into their bodies. It is their body, if they wish to harm themselves, it is at their own fault. They should be warned about how drugs or alcohol can affect one’s body but it is their decision if they want to use it, not the governments. The same goes for guns; if one is a responsible person and wants to own a gun, he must understand that if he harms one with this privilege of owning a gun, he must know that he will pay the consequence.
History about Al Capone and his role in the Prohibition era: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Capone