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  •  There's the rub (1+ / 0-)
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    Boston to Salem

    I think that is ultimately why any attempt to keep guns in the "right" hands and out of the "wrong" hands is doomed to failure, because you can't background check for stupidity.  Or anger.  Or paranoia.  Or any number of the reasons that 100,000 Americans end up shot every year.  

    Conservatives need to realize that their Silent Moral Majority is neither silent, nor moral, nor a majority.

    by nominalize on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 10:10:04 AM PST

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      myboo, Blissing

      I'm starting to like the idea of a licensing process and insurance. When something is free (as I'm sure you know) there is that mindset to be anonymous, carefree, etc ... There are no consequences.

      But, when you have to invest time and money, that's different.

      I think if gun owners had to pay a gun insurance, that would clean up a LOT of these stupid acts. If we had to go through a course training, like getting a drivers license (and a renewal) - that TOO would reduce some of these numbers I think.

      And, I own guns, I used to carry from time to time. I'm not a nut, I just happen to have a few ... I would pay for an extra insurance block on my homeowners policy, and I would have no qualms about taking a licensing test.

      Right now, to carry, I just have to stop by the police station, sign a card, pay 60 bucks and there I go, I could carry a gun around with no idea whether I'm disgruntled, deranged, emotional or even stable enough to have a nerf toy.

      AND THAT SCARES ME!

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