Skip to main content

View Diary: The Most Sensible Solution: Remove All Guns From Civilian Population (97 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Never happen. (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Ray Pensador, lyvwyr101

    Americans are too attached to their guns. Just look at the reasonable proposals being put forward by Obama/Biden...they're being treated like dictators who "want to take your guns!"
    We have to start somewhere. We have to implement what is being proposed and then work toward even more strict rules.
    But we will never ban ALL guns. Frankly, no nation ever has. But we CAN have really strict laws.
    Japan, for instance, has perhaps the strictest laws in the world - and very few deaths. The year they had 22 was great cause for alarm. here's why:

    To get a gun in Japan, first, you have to attend an all-day class and pass a written test, which are held only once per month. You also must take and pass a shooting range class. Then, head over to a hospital for a mental test and drug test (Japan is unusual in that potential gun owners must affirmatively prove their mental fitness), which you'll file with the police. Finally, pass a rigorous background check for any criminal record or association with criminal or extremist groups, and you will be the proud new owner of your shotgun or air rifle. Just don't forget to provide police with documentation on the specific location of the gun in your home, as well as the ammo, both of which must be locked and stored separately. And remember to have the police inspect the gun once per year and to re-take the class and exam every three years.
    We may never get to that point. But it's worth trying.

    Isn’t it ironic to think that man might determine his own future by something so seemingly trivial as the choice of an insect spray. ~ Rachel Carson, Silent Spring ~

    by MA Liberal on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 07:05:50 AM PST

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

  • Recommended (154)
  • Community (59)
  • Civil Rights (38)
  • Baltimore (38)
  • Bernie Sanders (33)
  • Culture (29)
  • Elections (29)
  • Economy (28)
  • Law (25)
  • Texas (23)
  • 2016 (21)
  • Rescued (21)
  • Environment (20)
  • Labor (19)
  • Education (18)
  • Hillary Clinton (18)
  • Racism (17)
  • Media (17)
  • Politics (17)
  • Freddie Gray (17)
  • Click here for the mobile view of the site