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  •  We have the same controls for both? (5+ / 0-)

    Since when do gun owners have to be licensed? When did we start mandating liability insurance for guns? Is there a shooting while intoxicated law that I'm not aware of? Are children under the age of sixteen no longer able to use a gun?

    P.S. I am not a crackpot.

    by BoiseBlue on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 12:19:06 PM PST

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    •  I never said that they have the same controls. (9+ / 0-)

      Not sure where you got that from. But they shouldn't have the same controls anyway - one is an right, the other an priviledge.

      To address you specific questions:

      I would hope it's never mandated to have insurance for a right. That's sort of unconstitutional.

      I think all (or at least most) CCL state laws prohibit drinking any alcohol (let alone being intoxicated) while carrying - my state does. Some, I have no idea how many, also prohibit concealed carry into bars - my state does.

      Children under the age of 16 have never been restricted from operating an vehicle as long as they're not on public property. I started driving a tractor at 7 years old, and was either 9 or 10 when I first drove a truck - all on a farm - nothing illegal about that at all. Why should the use of a gun be any different, as long as an parent or other adult provides the proper safety & usage training?

    •  We DO have the same controls (4+ / 0-)

      License are generally required to carry guns in public.  Some states allow for the open display of a carried gun in public, but many do not.  

      Liability insurance is a non starter for several reasons.  This equine has been flogged several times in multiple other diaries.

      There are plenty of shooting while intoxicated laws.  In most states you can't consume alcohol at all while possessing a weapon in public.  This law is more strict that the vehicle equivalent.

      There are age laws.  While children are permitted to use guns, they are not permitted to buy them.  The premise is that gun use is something that must be supervised by an adult.

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