On Nevada County Vents I was asked how I would stop the killings, Sandy Hook and Santa Barbara.
Outlined it before, but here you go again.
Want to buy a gun? You get a thorough background check, and you post a bond, equal to at least 1/2 the value of the weapon.
After a year goes by, you have 6 months to go to a bombproof drive through, put your guns in a drawer, the guns are whisked inside, the serial numbers are checked against the sale photos, a test bullet is fired and saved. You get your guns back.
If you don't have them, the government keeps the bond, and you are not allowed to buy another gun for five years. If you can't afford the 1/2 the cost, there will be plenty of insurance companies willing to step in and help out, for a fee of course.
Now here's my latest wrinkle. Before you can buy a gun, you have to get three people who have known you for over 1 year to declare to the government that you are not likely to be or go nuts. Just three people, mind you. If they turn out to be wrong, 50% of any tax refund due to each one of them, will be deducted next IRS time. Wrong would include anything that involves illegal activity and your weapon. (losing it, anyone shot with it (including yourself) etc.
If you lose your weapon to a documented theft from your premises, this bond loss does not occur. Documented theft would include before pictures of secured to building gun safe, and guns in the safe, and then either the damage done to the structure or if it is still there, the remains of the safe. You must notified the local sheriff within 48 hours if such a break-in occurs. Obviously you can rig an alarm that notifies you over the internet.
In short, you can keep all the guns you want, but you've got to have others to vouch for your sanity, and you have to keep them secure.
In time, crime committed with guns can be quickly traced to the owner, and to the locality where a theft may have occurred. Owners will have a much greater chance of getting their guns back if the thieves are caught for anything, even if they file off the serial numbers. Remember the test round? That provides the ID that gets your gun returned to you. I assume you have no problem with that aspect of things. BTW you did ask how, so here is my answer.
Test rounds do not work for shotguns, sorry about that.
A few notes that cropped up:
- Davi Rodrigues Douglas, I commend you on devising a plan. It is, unworkable and unconstitutional though. Putting up a bond just to exercise a constitutional right? that would be struck down like the poll tax. The poor couldn't afford to have a right. The three wise men to sign for you is another failure. This is a fundamental right douglas. Fundamental rights do not hinge upon your knowing 3 people that would lose out if you failed somehow.
- Douglas Keachie We The People is supposed to mean something. We do not stand as individuals in the bleeping wilderness, we bond and know one another, at least within small groups. Are you telling me you don't have three people who can stick their necks out for you? Well T.S. Elliot, learn to be a little more social before we give you a deadly weapon with REACH well beyond you mind, apparently.
- Douglas Keachie A society has to protect itself from within its members. Using shrinks is maybe ok for some obvious defects, but just as we have 12 of our peers on a jury, to decide all kinds of things about our "fundamental rights," so then can we round up three fri...See More
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