The colossal failure was equating looking at pictures to capital murder. The argument had merit pre-Internet, but doesn't hold a drop of water in today's society. 95% of the producers are the children themselves, instead of serious nefarious acts that were required in the past to acquire it, it now involves a 20 second browser install and 6 clicks of the mouse. If you applied the logic and reason to how cp is "illegal" to anything else, you end up with a scenario where cocaine dealers would freely throw kilos out the window solely because people want it. It's rediculous, and everybody knows it, but calling it out especially as a lawmaker would be career suicide. So instead here we are unable to financially or realistically apprehend the 5 million people looking at underage pixelated tits on a computer screen, so the problem is entirely ignored with the illegality, similarly like everything else that's illegal, making the problem infinitely worse.