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  •  I seem to remember the same (1+ / 0-)
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    detroitmechworks

    arguments around tobacco in the '80s, the political "will" to even consider FDA regulation against them was nil.

    Big tobacco was a lobbying monstrosity, and consider tobacco traders were some of the founders of our nation.

    Taxes, regulations, and anything else were next to impossible to pass. And a perennial multi-million dollar war chest of lobbying and "suedo-science".

    Today one would be hard pressed to find any public place one could "lite up" (even in North Carolina)  - and doing so would be about as welcome as passing audible gas in public.

    And yes, one can still buy a pack of cigarettes (you just have to pay much more for it).

    Attitudes can and will change, and that scares the NRA (and their "sliver" of the population as membership) more than anything else.

    As with cigarettes, no one's "right" to light up (or "right" to buy and own the most lethal personal weapons known to man) - "trumps" our rights to health and safety.

    If not us ... who? If not here ... where? If not now ... when?

    by RUNDOWN on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 04:51:55 PM PST

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