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

By AWR Hawkins

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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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Frank W Brown
Frank W Brown
7 years ago

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.… Read more »

duh duh
duh duh
7 years ago

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

Mac Maynard
Mac Maynard
7 years ago

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!

David
David
7 years ago

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.

Tn. Patriot
Tn. Patriot
7 years ago

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.

James
James
7 years ago

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.

Mike
Mike
7 years ago

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!!!!

Buck Crosby
Buck Crosby
7 years ago

ALL progressive communists are retarded as well as insane !

Darren
7 years ago

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… Read more »

Geaorge MIchells
Geaorge MIchells
7 years ago

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.

JOEL GOODMAN
JOEL GOODMAN
7 years ago

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??

walter bazner
walter bazner
7 years ago

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!

Live Free
Live Free
7 years ago

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.

Gray2Hairs
Gray2Hairs
7 years ago

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

William
William
7 years ago

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.

John Parker
John Parker
7 years ago

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?