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    I thought I had read that the number of households with guns is going down, meaning that fewer and fewer homes hold more guns than they used to (average of 7, IIRC).

    Reading your ref, it looks like the bollus of peak gun ownership is growing older because the boomer generation is growing older, and young people are buying guns less and less. And yes, I think that's your point.

    My hope? We go to licensing with a 3 year renewal, like we have in New York.

    "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

    by LilithGardener on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 09:51:31 AM PDT

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    •  A license renewal system works for me (1+ / 0-)
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      Here in Wisconsin, Republican Gov. Scott Walker decided all on his own that, after gutting most collective bargaining rights for public employees, also decided that the unions would have to waste a lot of time and money annually holding member elections to re-certify themselves as the employee representation for bargaining purposes. If it's good for public employees to have to re-prove themselves, or for any number of state and federal laws to face sunset provisions, and good in any number of other ways involving other issues to have to re-up your licenses and permissions every so often, why the open-ended approach with respect to guns? I think we all know the other side's answer to that, but it doesn't resolve the problem.

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