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43. Re: More Big Picture Details Jan 14, 2013, 12:28 Wowbagger_TIP
Beamer wrote on Jan 14, 2013, 11:44:
We make it difficult to get cars, take licenses away all the time, and have an enormous amount of restrictions on them that we don't have on guns.
Getting a car is not very hard at all actually. It basically just costs money. Driving tests are very easy to pass, and once you pass one, there's little chance you'll ever be tested again.

For all the regulations on them that we do have, we still have tens of thousands of vehicle-related deaths every year. Those restrictions don't prevent people from driving intoxicated, tired, or from road raging or racing or other dangerous behavior. We do very little to take bad or impaired drivers off the road too. How many accidents are caused by old people who shouldn't be driving anymore for various medical reasons? It's not until they cause an accident that anyone even tries to evaluate their abilities or take away their license.

The point is that if people are willing to break the law, then the law is no longer an impediment to them. You can stack 20 more laws on top of that, and it's really not going to make a difference. Just like designating places as "gun-free zones" isn't going to do anything to improve safety. You've basically stopped anyone with the intent to abide by the law from having a weapon there. Congrats on that.
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