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  •  Yes, part of a package... (3+ / 0-)
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    I like adding strict liability to the purchaser as well.

    If you feel that you are responsible to own a gun, you should be responsible for the gun.

    I think requiring insurance would also help.  If someone is so careless that their guns are stolen, their cost of insurance should go up, just like careless drivers.

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    by Josiah Bartlett on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 08:14:47 PM PST

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    •  DUI is clearly an indicator of irresponsibility (1+ / 0-)
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      although DUI is often not a felony.

      Should demonstrably irresponsible people be denied access to a gun?

      The irresponsible mother of the Newtown shooter was partly responsible for all those deaths.

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      by RJDixon74135 on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 08:25:55 AM PST

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      •  I agree (0+ / 0-)

        any alcohol-related crime should trigger a higher threshold for gun purchase/possession.  Maybe even forfeiture of your firearm possession rights for years, or forever.

        I just got done reading the crime section of the paper, with the sadly typical litany of drunk folks killing other folks; their wives, husbands, girl friends, poker buddies ...

        Orly, it isn't evidence just because you downloaded it from the internet.

        by 6412093 on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 08:40:43 PM PST

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