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Can Society Ban Ubiquity?


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The thought arose from yesterday's comments on the gut reaction of banning guns was -- can a society actually ban a ubiquitous cultural identity.  Of course it can be done, but the question is can it be done successfully.  It is hard to change a culture as we learned from prohibition and from value investing in turnarounds.  Also, we appear to be learning to some degree with the war on drugs.  With more guns in the US than there are people (est. 400m guns, 315m people), is the discussion on banning realistic or should the 2nd level possible topic be to quit medicating our disturbed/troubled young people in school then abandoning them when they get out at age 17 or 18.

 

Side note: This discussion can not be non-potitical as it involves multiple levels of government from the federal constitution, to state rights, down to municipal jurisdictions that is 100% political.

 

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JEast

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A related issue is do young men need mentors to help them deal with the agression issues in a more productive way.  I think in our data deluge and focus on me world the time to develop these relationships has been lessened and led to these tragedies.  Guns are the faciliator but we need to deal with the underlying issue.

 

 

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