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    should include:

    Banning specific types of ammo, armor piercing, ACP, etc.

    Banning private ownership of bullet proof vests.

    Changing the laws around negligence so that if a person's weapon is used in an inappropriate way by ANY person and there is an injury, death, or crime committed, that person is per se negligent.

    In the same vein, a person should face enhanced criminal liability in certain situations if there weapon is the cause of injury, death, or a criminal act.

    These last two points will go a long way to making people liable for the child who shoots itself or someone else.  It would also stop the problem of trafficking by making straw men personally and criminally liable for the acts of their illegal sale.

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      The effects of ammunition would be considered in the firepower rating. If using an armor-piercing spitball in a pea shooter makes it exceed the legislated limit on the firepower rating, it would be illegal.

      Bulletproof vests are used for defense. Parents are buying their kids bulletproof backpacks, which is better than arming them. To ban Bulletproof vests because a criminal is using one is overkill. Police can always aim for the head.

      I don't know the "laws around negligence" that you are referring to. I would think that, under the plan, a gun owner who does not have an effective trigger lock in place and has their gun used in a crime, would be negligent and could be sued by victims. If an owner did have an approved trigger lock on their weapon and the gun was stolen and used in a crime, the owner would not be considered negligent if he or she reported the theft in an appropriate time frame.

      Lead, follow, or get out of the way.

      by TerraByte on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 03:57:13 PM PST

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