What do all of these have in common? None of them stop the criminals from getting what they want, they only stop good people from getting what they want.
DRM (Digital Rights Management) is placed on some purchased media content you download. The idea is that it’s supposed to prevent piracy. But it doesn’t. The pirates just download the non-DRM stuff which is often higher quality and more versatile. Meanwhile those honest people who paid for the purchase are left jumping through hoops and limited on what devices they can play that content on.
Gun Control is the idea of taking away a persons right to bare arms and defend themselves. Meanwhile the criminals are running around with guns and preying on a defenseless population.
It’s as if Gun Control was thought up by the criminals themselves.
The War on Drugs hasn’t stopped drug use. Most people understand the dangers of these drugs and don’t use them. But for those that do, they end up with unregulated substances that are cut with any variety of elements (household cleaners, ect) and potency. Not to mention the untold number of deaths and prison sentences due to illegal drug trafficking and teenagers who are forced to “shop” for their drugs in dangerous locations.
I personally believe that the idea of policing these things is an old world mentality. Moving forward I think we as a society would be better served using the money we currently use policing, to instead educate the public.