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    In practical terms, it would probably be best if guns were managed like vehicles.  

    Gun ownership registered.   Gun use licensed only after required training.   Liability insurance required.    Yearly renewals required.

    However, it would be more difficult to enforce, since vehicles are very visible in use, and guns are invisible, so it's hard to ticket one that is "out of registration".   However, you could require that paperwork be filed to end a registration, and incur fines if the paperwork is not filed properly.

    However, the right to own (and presumably use) a gun is considered a "right", whereas there is apparently no right to the ability to travel, and that seems to make a difference in how gun ownership and use is managed.  Athough, I think that is a bit strange, in itself.  The right to travel ranks right up there with the right to free speech, for me, and if this right had been ennumerated, it might have curbed this "no fly list" nonsense.

    It seems crazy to turn just anyone loose with any gun, with no training required, but we do.  

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