So, in my opinion "average citizens" should be strong, healthy and fit. Average citizens don't beat or kill people. Average citizens do submit to authority a great deal of the time in my experience and they aren't the ones I worried about when I was on duty.
I think EVERY person should have a reasonable attitude to defend themselves with the proper amount of force needed to do it. There would probably be less a55holes out victimizing other people if more people in general refused to be victims. And, I too believe that concealed carry should be legal in all 50 states and without all the BS you encounter in certain states.
FWIW, a vast majority of people that I arrested were not putting in any time in the gym. I don't think the availability of LEGAL PHs/PSs would change their desire to be fit nor would it change their willingness to hurt or kill a cop. It's not a leap of logic that a criminal that is willing to hurt people would also buy illegal PE drugs if that was something they wanted.
When I was working narcotics, my partner and I arrested a couple of white supremecists who also moonlighted as meth dealers. During the course of the case we found a small duffle bag FULL of what appeared to be roids. 100% of them were fake. Not sure what they actually were, I don't remember ever seeing the lab report. He had some injectibles too so it's scary to think of what might have been in them.
Ps I'm all natty and really care less about PH/AAS bans
"Never trust a b*tch because b*tches be crazy, now get out there and go crush some P***Y!" - Jerry Stiller.
I understand the ultimate message you're trying to convey, so I'm not being naive or argumentative, but I did just want to offer my assertion that no one truly ever maxes out on their genetic potential - if would be convenient however if this was a plausible and attainable end-result, so athletes would know when to begin anabolic administration.
This isn't the proper thread or even forum to further this discourse or dissection of when to engage in AAS usage, but it has always been my contention that when a tool shows a strong utility with a substantiated track record and data set confirming its usefulness, it should be incorporated in an educated manner from the onset of any endeavor - be it construction, pursuing a degree, stock car racing, or muscle accrual.
Gun ownership as a exemplary example is one of the most irrefutable and well documented movements that has made it difficult for those who choose to go through lawful channels to acquire handguns, whereas the criminal doesn't subject himself to background checks or give a crap about pasted on decal stickers on the front sliding-door of the local grocery store or bank. If we were all armed, crime as a statistic would plummet severely, thus invalidating the liberal doctrine writ large.
The same methods of logic can easily be transferred to exogenous hormone implementation by well versed and dedicated athletes who are adults and are causing no harm to themselves or others with their actions. Liberty in its purest form is Libertarian, and allows humanity to flourish with boundless encouragement by pursuing their chosen crafts and passions.
Government, by pure definition and original intent, is nothing more than an entity to a very select few tasks to manage a Nation's security and Leadership selections. Once their nose is under the tent, it is not long until they are slipping into our sleeping bags and piercing their venomous fangs deep into our skin.
Capitalism is a beautiful machinery and utility of liberty - because it accepts and highlights the fact every human spirit contains a limitless prowess and ability at something specific to their pursuit of happiness. By allowing them to engage in this utility, without the iron hand of government casting shadows and creating barriers in their quest for success and perfection at their chosen pursuit, they are able to realize their dreams more suddenly... thus raising the common baseline of BOTH the collective and their individual actualization.
Gun ownership = good (ensures the individuals ability to ensure their own freedoms)
Anabolic usage = good (encourages and inflates the resolve and moral/physical strength to enjoy life and contribute in a more systemic way to the pursuit of individual happiness)
Like we need another piece of legislation to regulate this industry. These products are not DSHEA compliant and if they'd just enforce that they could remove the products from market.