Have you tried to buy a product with pseudoephedrine in it lately? I have. I have seasonal allergies and the only decongestant that works for me is pseudoephedrine. As such, I use Claritin D. Back in the day, you could buy that off the shelf like any other remedy.
Then, meth became a problem. The government, in it’s infinite wisdom legislated the crap out of one of it’s ingredients: pseudoephedrine. Now, when I need my Claritin D, not only do I have to find an open pharmacy, I have to show ID AND sign paperwork indicating I’m not a bad guy. It requires almost as much complexity as buying a gun! So, as a law abiding citizen, I’m inconvenienced by the legislation intended to elimintate the meth problem.
So, how is that working out? 11o’clock news tonight: yet ANOTHER meth lab bust in Covington. I wonder if there’s even been a reduction in the occurence of meth labs. It certainly hasn’t eliminated the problem and from where I sit, it doesn’t appear to have even reduced the problem.
Interesting isn’t it? So, tell me again how similar legislation restricting guns from law abiding citizens is going to help?