Sunday, November 20, 2011

Guns vs Marijuana

I'm not picking on, nor condoning, either one of these.  I'm just doing a brief comparison and contrast...

Argument Hand Guns Marijuana
Blame Assignment"Guns don't kill people.  People kill people""Gateway drug to Heroin and Crack"
AlternativesKnives, Bottles, Bombs, Fire, Poison, Heavy Machinery, Fists, Feet (with or without boots), Blunt Objects, Piano Wire, Workshop ToolsAlcohol, Salvia, Meth, Paint, Cleaners and Solvents, Redi-Whip cans
Who Stands to GainNRA, Gun ManufacturersPrivate Citizens, Fast Food Vendors, Pizza Shops, Chinese Take-Out, Soft Drink Vendors, Nabisco, Keebler, Kraft, Kellogg, General Mills, Coke, Pepsi, 7-11 and Convenience Stores, Concert Venues, Musicians, Theaters and Movie Producers, Cable TV PPV
Who RegulatesFederal, State, LocalFederal, State
CasualtiesThousands per YearNone documented
Accident ConsequencesDeath, Debilitation, Property DamageMunchies, Sleep
Environmental ImpactFrom raw material extraction, to material stock refinement, to machine refinement, to chemicals and solvents, to combustion vapors, to spent shells.Small amounts of smoke
Places Most Often UsedTarget Range, Liquor Store, Pawn Shop, Back Alley, Living Room, Trailer Park, Bar Parking Lot, High School CafeteriaLiving Room, Den, Bedroom
Extreme Cases SWAT team, Fire Department, EMT and Ambulances, Coroner, Evacuation Red Bull
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