Regulations to the selling of firearms to the general public
Gun control is one of the most divisive issues in politics. With each mass shooting — defined as four or more victims having been killed indiscriminately — antagonism grows between both sides of the gun control argument.
Opponents of regulatory arguments, also fear a loss of safety. They argue that restricting the right to bear arms would leave citizens unable to protect themselves in their daily lives or, in a worst-case scenario, from a government turned against the people.
The legality of the medical and recreational use of illicit drugs
The main argument against legalization is that drugs are dangerous. But that’s not the whole story.
If you extend that logic of what happened after the Prohibition era to cannabis, ecstasy, and similar drugs, you won’t end up with the violence and fear traditionally associated with drug deals and so on. Even better, drugs can be regulated so that everyone knows what he or she is getting.
After all, when you pop an ecstasy pill, you don’t really know what you’re getting. It could be MDMA. It could be acetaminophen. It could even be a mix of icing sugar, titanium white, and rat poison. Either way, it’s a gamble.
And that’s the main reason why drugs are dangerous. With federal regulation, doses could be standardized, and issues with quality could easily be followed up. If you knew that a certain brand would affect you for a certain amount of time, you could plan accordingly.