Nobody here seems willing to suggest banning guns. Why not? There are around 30,000 people killed and 75,000 injured by firearms each year in the US. Here’s my proposal to reduce the carnage.
Ban private ownership of all firearms and airguns unless a person can provide a genuine reason and demonstrate a genuine need to own a gun. Genuine reasons would include pest control, hunting, target shooting or collecting. Self-defence would not be considered a genuine reason.
The approved firearm would be the least powerful weapon required for the task—for example, a single-shot .22 for pest control on farms. Applicants would need to demonstrate a genuine need for a more powerful weapon. Only professional hunters would be allowed semi-automatic weapons. Target shooters would need to compete in a specified minimum number of matches each year to retain their licence. Collectors’ weapons would be rendered permanently inoperable by plugging the barrel and welding the action. Only registered collectors would be allowed to own replica firearms.
All gun owners would be licensed through a rigorous process including a probationary period and each firearm would be individually registered to the owner by serial number. Additional firearms would only be allowed if the owner could demonstrate a genuine need to own more than one firearm. Owners must have secure storage for the firearm.
The currently existing weapons in private hands would be surrendered and destroyed. Fair compensation would be paid and financed with a levy on all taxpayers.
So, what do people think of this proposal? Do you think it is reasonable, desirable or feasible? Would you vote for this? If not, what are your objections?
it is pretty simple.
what makes guns sooooooo dangerous?
is there something inmate about a gun that makes it dangerous?
people kill themselves in bathtubs accidentally.
should we ban bathtubs or water?
people get drowned.
should we ban any thing that can contain water or should we ban the water?
oh if it is a numbers thing.
more people are killed by guns that drowning... ok
lets not worry about the numbers but the individual fatalities unless individual fatalities don't matter...
so what does a murder by drowning and a murder by firearm have in common?
well people's hands and stuff.
lets get rid of the tools used to commit each of the drowning and firearm type deaths...
people get strangled.
well, lets ban.... um hands.
yeah, well shit... some people get strangled to death because somebody uses their legs...
oh heck lets just ban bodies.
see there is a perfect solution.
people can no longer have bodies.
nobody gets hurt.. the perfect solution all we have to do is implement a ban...
you pick what it should be... please...