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Old 08-14-2019, 04:03 AM   #125
Pete F.
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Originally Posted by Slipknot View Post
I'll ask again

"If making things illegal stops people, then why do people continue to drink and drive, sell drugs, rape people, kill people, steal ... ?
If all of the above were legal, would it increase or decrease their occurrence?

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