Pubdate: Fri, 27 May 2011
Source: Los Angeles Times (CA)
Copyright: 2011 Los Angeles Times
Author: Matt Horns


Re "No easy fix for state prison crisis," May 25

An easy fix is staring us in the face, but it is largely ignored
because most people are paralyzed by irrational fears. Legalize drugs,
prostitution and gambling, and crime rates will plummet. Go yet
another step and legalize carrying concealed weapons by law-abiding
citizens who have passed rigorous background checks and firearm
training programs. Crimes will drop even further.

Many of the prisons can then be converted to drug rehabilitation
centers and homeless shelters. Only then can we evolve beyond
California's current pathetic drug, crime and homelessness situation.

Matt Horns

Los Angeles
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