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The Gun Control Formula Narrows Your Healthcare Options

“You can’t buy [insert product here] anymore because meth dealers may use it.”

Howard Nemerov


November 21, 2011 - 11:21 am

After canvassing local chain drug and grocery stores, we’ve found out that you can no longer buy iodine to treat small cuts and skin abrasions. The reason is that meth dealers use it to make their product. This ban is a fairly recent development.

A law abiding citizen can’t perform simple first aid at home because somebody else might use the product illegally. Same for decongestants, but at least I was able to buy them after registering at the pharmacy desk.

So we have registration and confiscation, all in the name of the war on drugs.

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)–part of Holder’s Department of Justice–had a budget of $2B this fiscal year, down from a high of $2.6B in 2009. But it’s still 31 times the original 1972 budget.

Don’t you feel much safer?

Former civilian disarmament supporter and medical researcher Howard Nemerov investigates the civil liberty of self-defense and examines the issue of gun control, resulting in his book Four Hundred Years of Gun Control: Why Isn’t It Working? He appears frequently on NRA News as their “unofficial” analyst and was published in the Texas Review of Law and Politics with David Kopel and Carlisle Moody.
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