GUN CONTROL – How about this for legislation?
Every adult legally present in the US, can carry a loaded non-automatic fire-arm in public
However, he/she must pass an accuracy exam every three years for $50 that verifies that he/she can hit a still target at 25 feet with no misses in three shots. (The goal is to greatly reduce the incidents of killing innocent by-standers.)
If you fail the test you can re-take it as many times as you like (and pay for it) until you pass it but you cannot possess both a fire-arm and bullets in public until you pass the test and get your renewal approved. You can carry both of them separately (i.e., an unloaded weapon) on the day of your scheduled exam and on days scheduled for practice at a firing range.
The exams occur at state-licensed establishments (SLE) such as firing ranges. If the SLE is found to violate the exam process and to issue approvals inappropriately, the SLE owner can face stiff fines and imprisonment. The SLE must retain video footage of each exam on a server for three years.
Due to condensed populations and increased numbers of bystanders, cities would have other rules that we won’t consider here.
There can be other exceptions such as prohibiting felons from carrying but that is unimportant for the purpose of this discussion.
- 1 month ago
Can't just say "cities would be different" and walk away from it.
You already can't have an automatic firearm. Make it revolvers, and I'm in.
- BruceLv 71 month ago
It will have little to no effect, as it does not take into account the heightened emotions present during a real shooting.
Once every three years will do nothing. That would be like trying to lose weight by going to the gym every three years, or trying to improve you golf game by practicing once every three years.
- out2lunch4now2Lv 71 month ago
I think it sucks eggs backwards. How will you get the criminals to comply?
- Little PrincessLv 71 month ago
Would you be comfortable with placing similar restrictions upon your other constitutional rights?
Pay $50 to take a spelling/grammar test before you're allowed to speak freely?
Pay $50 to demonstrate you're knowledgeable enough about a religion before you're allowed to attend service/mass/temple/or whatever your religion of choice calls their gatherings.
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- SumDudeLv 71 month ago
Forget it. Now go dream up something else.
- WilliamLv 71 month ago
OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS DO NOT STATE THEY COME WITH CONDITIONS.
- InLv 71 month ago
I favor open carry for all mentally competent non-felons over the age of 21 without ANY prior restrictions on a constitutionally guaranteed right.
- Anonymous1 month ago
That would be unfair since the real criminals would still have millions of semi autos
- scott bLv 71 month ago
You can't do that, because the $50 mandated fee is discriminatory against poor people that can't afford it.
- 1 month ago
cities already have much stricter gun laws than in rural areas
the u.s has more guns than its entire population, so it wouldn't make that big of a difference.
one could easily buy a gun in a smaller town and transport it to the city or across states with stricter gun laws
Mexico has strict gun laws, but people still have guns there and gun violence exists because much of the guns in mexico are imported from the u.s giving criminals and gangs such easy access to them
the only reason why countries like Japan have little to no gun related deaths is because they don't even have a gun culture or that many guns in the first place
the u.s has had a gun loving culture for centuries and its too culturally embedded amongst many people to ever change anytime soon