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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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whipartist
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Time:2012-07-22 06:40 pm (UTC)
How will I know if you're keeping it locked? I won't.

What I will have done, though, is provide some really hardcore teeth for when you don't keep it locked and something bad happens with it. If you own a gun and don't keep it locked, then I steal it and use it to kill someone, then you get life in prison. That seems like a good motivation to make sure nobody gets your gun.

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schmengie
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Time:2012-07-22 06:51 pm (UTC)
i just see too many holes...

Lets say I have a gun and its not locked up. Criminal comes into my house and before I get my gun he has me under control with his gun. He forces me to give him my gun.

You are gonna put me in jail for life if he uses it to kill someone? Really? All I have to say is he forced me to unlock my safe and its not my word versus the word of a murderer..I win that battle every day
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schmengie
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Time:2012-07-22 07:48 pm (UTC)
not = now
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whipartist
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Time:2012-07-22 08:08 pm (UTC)
Would I rather believe a murderer or a salesman? Hrmm...

:-)
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schmengie
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Time:2012-07-22 08:14 pm (UTC)
funny..i prefer to think of myself as COO these days...nah, I will always be a salesman
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whipartist
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Time:2012-07-23 08:14 am (UTC)
I said that it has holes.

The principal is "you are responsible for your gun, and if it is used to harm someone you will pay a large penalty." The rest is implementation details.
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