Why do people make moonshine when alcohol is legal?<quoted text>
That's kind of simplistic. You assume legalizing drugs would evaporate gangs. Gangs have been a part of society as long as we've had cities, but the brutality we contend with is relatively new. You have to get beyond the accompanying elements of inner-city gangdome and go to the heart of the matter, too much idle time and non-existent family involvement. As you know, having jobs available to our kids isn't enough, they need to see a need for jobs, that comes from the home and vicariously, the government. We encourage idleness by subsidizing it.
Why do people smuggle cigarettes when cigarettes are legal?
The criminal element in society will always need to find a way to earn big bucks without working. At least with drugs, they largely victimize each other.