The only problem with that is we've learned that banning something doesn't make it go away. Prohibition did nothing but provide revenue for organized crime and cutting revenue in the form of taxes from the government. The prohibition of marijuana has done the same thing for the Mexican drug cartels and diverts law enforcement while filling our penal institutions with non violent offenders.<quoted text>Nobody needs to smoke. If smoking was prohibited, health care costs in America would be cut in half. Smoking is the number one cause of cancer, heart disease and stroke. 46% of lung cancer cases are caused by secondhand smoke. 60% of house fires are caused by dropped cigarettes. Thousands of endangered sea turtles eat butts thrown on our beaches and die from stomach cancer. Like the possession of deadly firearms, it's time for the Government to outlaw this filthy, deadly habit. They should render the firearms industry and tobacco industry sad relics from America's past, like Bush and Reagan. Hopefully President Obama can accomplish these goals before his third term.
Firearms are also used for hunting and target shooting. Assault weapons should be tightly controlled.