To undo Prohibition would be a legislative act literally unprecedented in American history.Yet fourteen years later that humming-bird reached Mars nonetheless, ending the Prohibition experiment.The Eighteenth Amendment took two-thirds of Congress and three-quarters of the states to ratify it to become law; repealing it would involve the same huge majorities.
Due to its structure, as FDR understood well, it would be almost impossible to undo.A young man looks over a unloaded semi automatic handgun during a class to obtain the Utah concealed gun carry permit on January 9.Utah’s permits are among the most popular in the country because they are recognized in more than 30 states.A population that is comfortable around guns is a population that is comfortable using them—and sometimes using them on innocent people.Therefore, the number of guns held by the general populace should be driven as low as possible (and, hopefully, eliminated entirely). Guns are what keep communities safe, either from criminals or (God forbid! Gun-free zones are invitations for madmen and terrorists to attack a population that is advertising its defenselessness. Depending on one’s perspective, “common sense” gun legislation is either virtually nothing or an effective ban.The gun-owner culture is allegedly primitive and dangerous, and it falls on “right-thinking” people to show them the error of their ways.