Pubdate: Wed, 20 Aug 2008
Source: Record, The (CN BC)
Copyright: 2008 Lower Mainland Publishing Group Inc.
Author: Russell Barth


Dear Editor:

Re: Drugs lead to gunplay (The Record, Aug. 9).

I wish reporters would grow up and stop taking the police's word for
everything. Drugs aren't the cause of this gun play, the prohibition
surrounding the drugs is the cause of this gun play.

I suppose it was alcohol, not alcohol prohibition, that was the
'cause' of the gun play in Al Capone's day as well?

Furthermore, it is deeply insulting to the intelligence of your
readers to keep feeding them this balderdash. Even the dullest kid in
the class can see that prohibition is the cause, not the solution, to
the 'drugs and guns' problem - even if police can't.

Russell Barth, Patients Against Ignorance and Discrimination on
Cannabis, Nepean, Ont. 
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