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  •  I am coming to like the insurance idea. (5+ / 0-)

    Me personally, this has converted me to the Japan model.  But I am a realist and recognize that would require repeal of the 2a.

    But in the meanwhile - insurance to cover the heavy cost of the misuse of firearms in society, I think that would be an excellent starting point.  It could be sold as personal responsibility, bearing responsibility for the risks that a gun owner creates.  If the gun owner is willing to submit to additional screenings, such as the mental health assessments you discuss, insurance could be less expensive because a mental health professional could attest that, at the time of the screening, the gun owner appeared to be correctly wired.

    It's not perfect but I'll accept a good start.

    "The first drawback of anger is that it destroys your inner peace; the second is that it distorts your view of reality. If you come to understand that anger is really unhelpful, you can begin to distance yourself from anger." - The Dalai Lama

    by auron renouille on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 02:04:45 PM PST

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