Pubdate: Wed, 05 Nov 2003
Source: Ottawa Sun (CN ON)
Copyright: 2003, Canoe Limited Partnership
Author: Jay Hunter
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor, headline by newshawk


Bill Kushniryk ("Letters to the Editor," Oct. 30) needs to study some 
history. Alcohol wasn't decriminalized because it was safe. It was made 
legal again because regulating alcohol was safer than prohibition. When was 
the last time you heard of a shootout because of an alcohol deal gone bad? 
Or the last time there were reports of boobytraps set up to guard a 

Do you want a cashier to tell your kid he can't have pot unless they see 
some ID, or do you want a Hells Angel that only wants to see some money?

Jay Hunter

(That seems like an oversimplification of the alternatives to us)
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