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Is the NRA for or against legalization of drugs?

Asked by ETpro (34208 points ) April 14th, 2012

I don’t know their official position, but since they are essentially a trade and lobbying organization representing the interests of weapons and ammunition manufacturers, I’m guessing they strongly oppose legalization of drugs. The war on drugs creates a huge market for weapons and ammo. The cartels have to be heavily armed, dealers have to be armed, smugglers have to be armed. Law enforcement has to be armed to fight the drug cartels and their minions. And individual citizens in areas where the drug wars rage often feel the need to be armed as well for their own protection. Am I guessing right that the NRA would be a very strong opponent of legalization and taxation of the drug trade?

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