I had no idea about obscenity laws before I watched this on CNN. Once I found out what it was, it was only a matter of time before a state deemed it violated that law.
Usually when one state deems it violates this law, it sets wheels in motion and other states will follow suit. He might not be in trouble in Colorado but if every other state agrees it violated this law, he can't mail the book, have it on internet so people in those states can view it and goodbye to that God awful book.
Its not even about my morals as there are books I might not morally agree with, its about the law and one should not be allowed to sell a book that is a guide to molesting innocent children.
What got me was OJ wrote a book, If I Did It, or something like that and there was pubic outcry. The book got banned right away. But a book on basically how to molest kids and it can be sold? Something here is just not right.
"If I did it", isn't really banned though.
Many books stores won't carry (as to not piss people off) it but you can get it special order. Same with libraries, sure most will not have it, but if there is one out there some where, they will lend it.
Both books may be pieces of trash not worth wiping your butt on, but its hard to actually truly ban something. Though obscenity laws might be their best bet, but still there may be copies out there. I think that might be why they went after him once the item was mailed. (vs the amazon self publishing/selling thingy). And it was due to public outcry that Amazon pulled it. They didn't want to piss their customers off, rather than the content was illegal.
**I don't know, nor do I want to know, if the actual content is illegal. I don't want to read the book. but I am assuming, it is borderline material, that is offensive, but not sure if it is enough to be criminal. Just based on if if were way past that criminal line, he would have been arrested/charged or convicted sooner.