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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 06:45 pm (UTC)
OK, you can train with a gun belonging to another individual if and only if that person is present. You can train with a gun belonging to a business entity such as a shooting range. Maybe there is a temporary transfer of responsibility while you are in possession of the gun, but otherwise the owner of the business is on the hook.

If you're carrying you really need to keep your gun safe.


Would it have prevented the mass shooting? I don't know. Would it have prevented, oh, five people being shot outside a movie theater a few blocks from my home recently? Probably.
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dd_b
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Time:2012-07-23 06:18 am (UTC)
Yes, something like those changes can address those issues without affecting your basic program I think.
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