I think we have to start with our values. I would say about guns what Keynes said about gold: it’s a barbarous relic that has no place in the 21st century civilization. They ought to be scorned, they ought to be condemned, and they ought to be driven out of the land…
The two are related [gun violence and illegal drugs]. The number one source of gun violence in America is the fact that illegal drugs drive this massive culture of violence, and if you want to deal with gun violence, then let’s legalize illegal drugs.
Republican economist, David Stockman on Bill Maher
Republican economist, Steve Moore: “To punctuate that point, the murder rate in the United States dropped every year for 10 years after we eliminated prohibition, so you’re exactly right. This is a good way to fight crime.”
Rachel Maddow: “I have learned that when two republicans are talking about legalizing drugs to SHUT up.”
I blame the individual for the first 10 bullets. I blame the law for the last 21 bullets that he fired.
Lawrence O’Donnell, during a very much heated debate with Rep. Trent Franks (R - AZ), regarding high-capacity clips and the Tucson shooting, on The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell
. Rep. Franks is the Congressman who somewhat famously said, “I wish there had been one more gun there that day in the hands of a responsible person.” I’ll be posting the video later tonight… it will be worth the watch. (via pantslessprogressive
(Source: pantslessprogressive, via technipol)