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# A state legislator argues that her state's ban on casino gambling is

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17 Jan 2019, 00:28
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A state legislator argues that her state's ban on casino gambling is inconsistent and impractical, since other forms of gambling such as bingo and the state lottery are legal. She claims that instead of vainly attempting to enforce the ban, the legislature should simply legalize all gambling, and that to do so would also have the positive effect of reducing the crime rate.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the legislators argument above?

A. Since many people enjoy the thrill of participating in illegal practices, legalizing gambling would probably cause a decline rather than an increase in this activity.

B. Because prosecutors rarely seek prison terms for illegal gamblers, legalizing gambling would not result in a significant savings of money.

C. Long-term studies have shown that the number of people who participate in the lottery is higher now than it was when the lottery was prohibited.

D. Legalizing gambling would entice gamblers from states where it is still banned, and many of them are involved in other illegal activities such as drug smuggling.

E. Many people who participate in illegal gambling claim that they would risk their money on. the stock market if they had more disposable income.

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Re: A state legislator argues that her state's ban on casino gambling is  [#permalink]

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17 Jan 2019, 00:56
ban is bad because other form is open;

Claim( Conclude)- legalize & this will reduce crime

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