None of this relates to firearms, the issue here generally that innocent third parties tend to be the victim, not the user in the case of cigarettes or brawndo.
I do agree that there are social justice warriors who are just looking for another stick to use to coerce people into doing what they have decided is the right thing. That doesn't mean the 'right thing' is bad or stupid.
If I'm not paying for it and there's no risk to me then I don't care if people smoke themselves to death or flip their car on a racetrack or blow their brains out.
If I am paying for it, paying people dole as they gasp away on an oxygen cylinder, or bearing the cost of their low productivity, or there's a risk to me or society in general then I would like the govt to get on top of it. Hence I like firearms well regulated and hard for the average nut to get hold of, for example.
There are also the issues of depression, subintentional suicide and people getting hooked on harmful and profitable products before they've matured enough to really take a rational decision on what they're doing. Arguments about 'freedom' are marginal here.
Last edited by Dilbert_X (2016-02-15 00:50:49)
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