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Huffington Post Contributor Amy Siskind: If We Prosecute Drug Dealers, Why Not Gun Manufacturers?

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Washington DC - -(Ammoland.com)-  Reacting to the news surrounding Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death, Huffington Post contributor Amy Siskind asked why “CEOs of gun manufacturing companies” aren’t held to the same standard as heroin and drug dealers.

On February 2nd, Breitbart News reported that Hoffman was found dead with a needle still in his arm from an apparent overdose.

On February 4th, Siskind hinted at the prosecution of the dealer who sold the heroin to Hoffman and used a Facebook post to ask why the legal system prosecutes drug dealers but not firearm manufacturers:

“If we’re considering charging the drug dealer who sold heroin to Philip Seymour with murder, why aren’t we holding the CEOs of gun manufacturing companies to a similar standard?”

The simple answer to Siskind’s question is that guns are legal and are protected by the Second Amendment. Moreover, guns are used over two thousand times a day to defend life and/or property.

On the other hand, heroin is illegal, has no constitutional protection, and destroys life.

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Huffington Post Contributor Amy Siskind: If We Prosecute Drug Dealers, Why Not Gun Manufacturers?

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  • 17 User comments to “Huffington Post Contributor Amy Siskind: If We Prosecute Drug Dealers, Why Not Gun Manufacturers?”

    1. John Parker on February 5, 2014 at 6:23 PM said:

      This is a silly comparison. Why don’t we prosecute auto manufacturers for all the deaths and damage from auto accidents that are considerably more in number?

    2. This is truly frightening. We have raised young people who can’t formulate true thoughts – only emotional responses.

      A collapse of the financial system, and the societal collapse that would almost certainly follow, will find millions who don’t have nearly enough sense to survive, and they will be among the earliest casualties.

      In that way, I suppose things will take care of themselves.

    3. Gray2Hairs on February 5, 2014 at 7:03 PM said:

      We don’t prosecute pharmaceutical companies so why would we do that legal gun manufacturers. Just another ignorant attempt to disarm honest people.

    4. Live Free on February 5, 2014 at 7:05 PM said:

      Who is this “we” she keeps talking about??? If she means “we” as in the first word of the Constitution, then the answer is obvious. Guns and gun makers are in fact, NOT the problem. The problem is a) murderers, and b) low information airheads.

    5. walter bazner on February 5, 2014 at 7:12 PM said:

      drug dealers sell drugs bought from and brought into our country by terrorists with our unsecured borders just like arms and probably terrorists themselves with no fear of prosecution mexico just armed their citizens you are just a sorry axx leftie!

    6. JOEL GOODMAN on February 5, 2014 at 7:24 PM said:

      COULD THIS FEMALE BE AS IGNORANT AS SHE SOUNDS? OOOPS, SORRY I ASKED. THE ANSWER IS IN HER WRITINGS…DOES THIS DIZBAG KNOW THAT DRUGS ARE ILLEGAL AND GUS ARE LEGAL??

    7. Geaorge MIchells on February 6, 2014 at 7:38 AM said:

      Because reporters infect so many people with low amounts of REAL information, they are the ones who need to be prosecuted for the dummbing down of America.

    8. This proves the point that we have to legalize drugs already. Liberty is a package. If we violate one right all rights are in danger. It establishes a principle that will come back to haunt us. Such is the case with drugs & guns. If we give them the power to outlaw the possession drugs they will say they have the power to outlaw things so let’s outlaw guns while we’re at it.

      Not to mention that it is the war on drugs that is fueling the militarization of law enforcement. You know, the SWAT abteilung that’s going to raid your house to take your guns.

    9. Buck Crosby on February 6, 2014 at 12:45 PM said:

      ALL progressive communists are retarded as well as insane !

    10. […] To cut to the chase, this is how Amy Siskind sees things thru her viewfinder in life. See what you think and spout-off afterwards. – This is via Ammoland: […]

    11. This so called “reporter” is beyond stupid. how about we prosecute all the stupid reporters with political agendas (which many of them do not understand, but some one said it was cool)and totally lack any knowledge, understanding or expertise in the subject.
      STUPID!!!!

    12. Unfortunate that a woman with her education has sh*t for brains.

      She became the first female Managing Director at Wasserstein Perella at the age of 31, and later ran trading departments at Morgan Stanley and Imperial Capital, where she was also a partner. She received a BA in Economics from Cornell University and an MBA in Finance from The NYU Stern School of Business.

    13. Tn. Patriot on February 6, 2014 at 11:30 PM said:

      Amy, being a sheeple is no way to go through life. The day will come that you see how ignorant your question really is. Your freedom to ask stupid questions is protected by all the people who stand up for the 2nd Amendment. Move all the wool out of you eyes so you can see the truth.

    14. Amy,
      Guns are legal. Drugs are not. How about instead we prosecute all our elected law-makers that do not honor their oath of office…including 0bama. Oh…and guns are not the problem…they are just a tool in the killer’s hand…just as a knife, ball bat, or screw driver could be. My favorite is a car driven by a drunk driver. The single biggest problem, though, are the people who want to tread on our freedoms.

    15. Mac Maynard on February 7, 2014 at 4:59 AM said:

      2nd! this means it is extremely important!! What if we as Americans, not just people being paid to do war against our own people, get our rights taken away by a select few of people who do not understand this whom do not care as long as they think they will always have the rights of the non Americans or even Other extreme communist Countries that have been working against US forever since conception! Obama wants to take all our guns????? Phooey!

    16. her previous family members were maybe camp guards in the 1930s

    17. Frank W Brown on February 7, 2014 at 10:49 AM said:

      It’s people like her that gets us THIS:

      A Country Founded by Geniuses but Run by Idiots!

      If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but
      not for entering and remaining in the country illegally — you might
      live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

      If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or
      to take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion — you might
      live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

      If you MUST show your identification to board an airplane, cash a
      check, buy liquor, or check out a library book and rent a video, but not
      to vote for who runs the government — you might live in a nation that
      was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

      If the government wants to prevent stable, law-abiding citizens from
      owning gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds, but gives twenty F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt — you might live in anation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

      If, in the nation’s largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but
      not one 24-ounce soda, because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

      If an 80-year-old woman or a three-year-old girl who is confined to a
      wheelchair can be strip-searched by the TSA at the airport, but a woman in a burka or a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

      If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions
      of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more — you might live in a
      nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

      If a seven-year-old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his
      teacher is “cute,” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class
      in grade school is perfectly acceptable — you might live in a nation
      that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

      If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more
      government regulation and intrusion, while not working is rewarded with Food Stamps, WIC checks, Medicaid benefits, subsidized housing, and free cell phones — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

      If the government’s plan for getting people back to work is to
      provide incentives for not working, by granting 99 weeks of unemployment checks, without any requirement to prove that gainful employment was diligently sought, but couldn’t be found — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

      If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest
      big-screen TV, while your neighbor buys iPhones, time shares, a
      wall-sized do-it-all plasma screen TV and new cars, and the government forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

      If being stripped of your Constitutional right to defend yourself
      makes you more “safe” according to the government — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

      If the media panders to your openly socialist leader while the IRS targets groups with dissenting views— you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

      If your government ‘cracks down’ on legal gun sales to law abiding citizens while secretly supplying illegal guns to Mexican drug cartels— you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

      If your local government (Chicago) outlawed gun ownership for ‘the safety of its citizens’ and now boasts the worst murder rate in the country — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

      What a country!

      How about we give God a reason to continue blessing America?

      This was borrowed from another blog, please spread it far and wide!

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