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So I'm completely spit-balling here, and this is going to be really short cause I'm super busy finishing up work and packing for Disney World... I'm going to ignore the squiggly and put it all up here.
It's obvious we aren't going to "get rid" of guns in this country. It's just not possible. But what if we can change the fundamental way that guns are bought and sold in this country?
What if we say guns are no longer a for profit industry. No more guns in Wal Mart, no more private gun shows, and no more local gun shops. If you want a gun, you're issued one from the federal government or you go to some federally owned and operated gun store. It's also only there that you can purchase your bullets and other ammo.
This way guns are still available for whoever wants them, but more easily trackable, and it removes the power of the NRA who really only care about gun sales and profits anyways. Take the profit away and you take away the incentive to get guns into the hands of as many people as possible.
Obviously there's a ton of logistics here and there would be hella pushback from the for profit gun and ammo industry, but it's a solution that might actually garner some support because it doesn't remove the ability to buy firearms.
Also, TAX the ever-loving shit out of all guns and even more on ammo. We have so called "Sin" taxes. Well, why not have an "ability to kill people" tax and jack that shit up to 50% or something. Seriously.