I saw this linked from the NRA-ILA feed:
I hear people that advocate for gun control tell me that if someone is robbing a store that the shopkeeper should just give the robber what they want. What if what the robber wants is narcotics and the store is a pharmacy? Is the shopkeeper still supposed to just hand over the drugs?The sheriff's office arrested 32-year-old Jason Spieker.
Deputies say he broke into Chris Kissell's Pharmacy Tuesday night, not aware that the owner was still there. The owner heard him, grabbed his gun and chased Spieker from the store. He fired two "warning" shots outside the building.
I ask this because the people that support limitations on gun ownership also tend to support controls on drug ownership. Well, every recreational drug I am aware of has a medical use. Modern medicine relies on the availability of these drugs. We cannot simply make the drugs go away.
How do we resolve this? If we are going to keep the criminals from stealing drugs then people need lethal force to stop them. If we remove the ability for people that handle these drugs, pharmacists, nurses, etc. to go armed then the criminals will not be stopped from just taking them.
One or the other, perhaps both, have to give. We saw what happened when gun control and alcohol prohibition was enacted a century ago. The prohibitions on alcohol did not last long but it's been replaced by other prohibitions, and much of the gun controls are still in effect. Have we not learned from our history?