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Such Hogwash

Secondly, in no other part of criminal law or public health do we dismiss effective policies because they're not 100% effective. Do we not advocate condom use because not everyone will practice safe sex? Do we not vaccinate because vaccination is not 100% effective or because not everyone gets vaccinated? Do we not ban narcotics sales because "the criminals" won't follow the laws?

The dishonesty and inanity of these arguments is mind-boggling.