Well, yes. Yes they do.

The San Antonio Express-News editorial board asks, “Do the state’s laws on marijuana need further reform?”

I hope that was a rhetorical question. Why?

Well, for one, so we don’t see any more stories like this:

No murder charge for man who shot Texas deputy

To make a long story short, the Burleson County sheriff’s office launched a no-knock raid on a Somerville man’s home on Dec. 19 looking for guns and marijuana plants. The man thought he was being burglarized and opened fire, and a Burleson County sheriff’s deputy was killed — and, as the headline says, the grand jury refused to indict him.

Was justice done? Yes, it was. But that doesn’t change the fact that Sgt. Adam Sowders died because of this insane Reefer Madness mentality we’ve been relying on for far too long to justify our drug laws. It deserves to be asked, once again, who Henry Magee was harming with his possession of the weed — or, for that matter, the guns. After all, his possession of the marijuana made him — wait for it! — a prohibited person. Why? Why do marijuana users deserve to have their right of self-defense stripped from them?

Because fuck you, that’s why. That seems to be what it boils down to, anyway.

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4 Responses to “Well, yes. Yes they do.”

  1. 3boxesofbs Says:

    I wish the media would start asking the really tough questions — Is our Nations Drug policy worth the possibility (now approaching probability) that the government will shoot you to enforce it?”

    And make sure they note this isn’t about ‘those people’ being shot — yanno the drug dealers, the ‘dopers’ — now days ordinary people with a single joint are getting no knock raids. Not to mention the incredible number of wrong address raids.

  2. southtexaspistolero Says:

    I wish the media would start asking the really tough questions — Is our Nations Drug policy worth the possibility (now approaching probability) that the government will shoot you to enforce it?”

    That’d be nice, but they won’t, because that’ll get people asking the same vis-a-vis the gun laws, and we can’t have that!

    • mick129 Says:

      It’d be nice but it won’t happen because the media focuses on drama, shock value and such. Do you really think the media is running a coordinated conspiracy to avoid talking about gun laws?

      • 3boxesofbs Says:

        Do you really think the media is running a coordinated conspiracy to avoid talking about gun laws?

        I think there is a conspiracy to avoid talking about the effectiveness of gun control laws (or the lack of). I think there is a conspiracy to downplay the effectiveness of armed self defense.

        Is it a ‘star chamber, let’s all agree not to discuss this’ type conspiracy; no. It is conspiracy of like minded individuals (reporters) being managed by like minded editors, taught by anti-rights cultists in J-School and college and even some high schools.
        I think the anti-rights cultists have learned how to employ the Marxist “Long March through the institutions” idea very well.

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