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  •  Two additional suggestions (0+ / 0-)

    1. Police road-blocks, like they do for DWI, checking for unregistered weapons or weapons being carried by people who are barred from having them (such as ex-felons).

    2. Liability laws that say if you own a gun, you are responsible (civil damages, and perhaps criminal liability) for what someone else does with it -- unless you have previously reported it stolen.

    Both of those would put some brakes on what seems to be the common practice of someone buying guns and ammo and handing them off to their friend/partner/child/parent/whoever who is not legally allowed to have it (straw purchaser), or those who don't take adequate steps to secure the gun and ammo so that someone else can get access to it and use it.

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