Posted 5 years ago on Dec. 19, 2012, 8:11 a.m. EST by bensdad
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Here is my proposal for a NATIONAL gun law for all guns & owners:
My four points are SIMPLY based on seeing a parallel between cars & guns.
all gun owners must be licensed and tested with all guns that they own and pass a written test
if you own a motor cycle, a dump truck, and a car - you are tested in each
written gun test - to guarantee the owner's understanding of gun laws being forced to know the law - via the test - means the police know who you are - and you may be less likely to commit a crime
every year, you must prove that you have gun liability insurance & be background checked and prove that your gun is properly locked when not used .
insurance should be at least as high as car insurance [ I would like $1,000,000 ]
you must prove your car insurance
annual back ground check to verify your suitability to own guns
every gun must be locked in a gun case or have a trigger lock
as the owner of a gun, you are legally responsible for what is done with it.
you are required to report if your gun is missing within 48 hours the owner will be much less likely to leave a gun accessible to a family member or thief
4 every gun must be registered and tested - and sample fired bullet stored
knowing that your gun & its bullets are so easily traced will make you think before using it
if we legalize drugs, we will clear out jail cells to fill with gun law breakers and free up police "time" for real crime investigation
penalties must be very high in money & jail time - especially after the first offense
no citizens ( except dealers & real collectors ) need more than a small number of guns
Gun fees should be higher for more guns.
Gun fees should be high enough to create a very substantial gun buy-back program
The nra fighting against this - will be balanced by the insurance companies fighting for it
But the nra may be in favor of this when the gun companies understand that a gun owner can get
paid to turn in their gun and they will be able to buy a new gun - with an INTEGRATED lock.
I am fundamentally NOT opposed to confiscation, but we WILL get higher compliance and lower opposition to high fees & buyback - take a position of reducing guns like assault weapons such as semi-automatic rifles - rather than punishing a gun nut who spent $10,000 on an armory.