How should legislation be adjusted? 5
Legalize Substances with a lower death toll than the army. (2) 40%
Illegalize the army and any organization with a death toll higher than illegal substances. (2) 40%
Both the army and all narcotic substances should be made illegal. (0) 0%
The law is indeed fair and makes sense as it is. (0) 0%
What do I care? I'm British! (1) 20%
Well, this one could go to altered states as well, but my main point is political and has to do with UK current affairs more than anything else..
Аccording to this here post in BBC News http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8427439.stm legal highs in the UK are now illegal because of ONE medical student's death in Brighton, presumably from a substance known as GBL combined with alcohol.
This BBC News article http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8428802.stm clearly states that there's only been FOUR (4) verified fatalities GLOBALLY linked directly to GBL.
So the UK government bans an entire range of substances based on ONE presumption of a death caused by a combination of a legal substance with a now-illegal one, and THREE verified cases GLOBALLY (the fourth verified case was the first ever in the UK and came after the ban).
Without judging whether this is sane or not, we should accept it as the way decisions are made in the UK. After all, it could work to our benefit more than it could work against us.
So, according to this BBC article http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8429196.stm there's TWO dead UK soldiers from FRIENDLY FIRE, within a week! This means the cause of their deaths was entirely within the UK armed forces, with no interference of any foreign military power.
According to this BBC article http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/suffolk/8427386.stm ONE HUNDRED UK soldiers died in 2009 in Afghanistan.
So, according to these findings, applying the same government formula, both WAR IN GENERAL and the UK ARMED FORCES pose a risk to the health of Britons (not to mention non-Britons) therefore should both be illegalized. So with effect from the 1st of January, I propose that we illegalize war and also illegalize the UK Armed Forces and prosecute anybody in POSSESSION of any affiliation with same organization.
The findings prove a much larger number of deaths arising from war than from any legal high, or cannabis for that matter. The number of deaths of Britons linked to the UK Armed Forces alone is DOUBLE than the number of deaths of Britons from GBL alone, therefore there's double the necessity for laws forbidding the UK Armed Forces, their use, their possession or their sale.