Tuesday, January 24, 2006

The Drug War means young people get shot

Two young people in Cincinnati have been shot in back of a local high school. According to police, the shooting is the result of a drug deal gone wrong.
Officers said two carloads of people were behind the school just after 8 p.m. when gunshots rang out. Eric Nelson, 17 was found minutes later at the intersection of Dana Avenue and Grigg Avenue with a gunshot wound to the upper left chest. Raymond Montgomery, 20, was also wounded.
When was the last time you heard about two beer distributors getting into a gunfight over who gets to stock a particular store? The answer is never, because beer is a true controlled substance and distribution disputes are handled in the courts.

If we regulated drugs, disasters like this one would be much less likely to happen.

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