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  •  I didn't think my views on guns were more moderate (1+ / 0-)
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    than anyone. I'm pretty comfortable being seen as an extremist on this issue.
    If I could repeal the Second Amendment, I would just create two types of gun license (akin to regular and commercial drivers licenses). Both would require background checks, demonstrated proficiency and a showing of cause.
    The first would be for long guns, it would permit as many guns as the licensee wished to own (subject to one-per-month limits etc) The serial number of each gun would be linked to the license number in a database.
    The second type would be a handgun license, it would require a stronger showing of cause (for long guns, being a hunter, for example, would be sufficient cause) e.g. a threat to personal safety that could not otherwise be remedied. For handguns, each additional firearm would require a new endorsement on the license with justification.

    social democrat (with a small d) the point of politics is policy not power

    by octaviuz on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 10:47:48 AM PDT

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