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Subject:My gun control proposal
Time:02:16 am
1. Handguns must be registered and licensed to an individual, just like motor vehicles. Transfers of registration must be recorded immediately.
2. Handguns must always be stored locked, and the unlocking mechanism must be stored separately.
3. The registered owner of a handgun is responsible for any deaths or injuries that are caused by that gun.
4. There will be some reasonable mechanism for reporting the theft or destruction of a registered handgun.
5. If a gun that is registered to you is ever found unlocked, or in someone else's possession, there will be hell to pay.
6. If you're ever caught with an unregistered gun, there will be hell to pay.

Justification: I want handgun owners to be responsible for what is done with their weapons, and for them to have a really strong motivation to keep them safe.

I'm sure there are holes in my proposal, as it's more conceptual than complete.
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cork_dork
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Time:2012-07-22 01:21 pm (UTC)
Problem: storing a gun locked with the unlocking device separate renders it much less useful in the case that you need to quickly access it (eg, home invasion). Due to this, it'd be a politically untenable law to support. If you were to amend it to "in a state where anyone other than the firearm owner cannot readily access it," or some similar language, it'd probably find more support.

Additionally, I note that you indicate "handgun," not "firearm." So, in following your rules to the letter, someone could have a pump-action shotgun in each room of their house, loaded and chambered, which is a much, much more dangerous prospect than someone with a handgun in a ready-access safe attached to the nightstand.

Finally, I note that there's no provision for either concealed or open carry; again, a politically untenable situation in most of the US (California would be an exception). In a gun-friendly state like Vermont (where there's no CCW permit requirement) this kind of idea wouldn't even make it out of committee.
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whipartist
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Time:2012-07-22 06:36 pm (UTC)
Insert some handwaving about handgun vs. firearm.

Almost nothing I proposed would be politically tenable.
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