It Really Wouldn’t Be Hard at All

7 Dec

It wouldn’t be hard at all. Make gun laws that require the same standards as getting a driver’s license with a picture ID and an info strip on the back. You wouldn’t even feel any pain at all and you could still get all the guns you wanted. Just register with your state, take a test, prove you’re a citizen, prove you can use the gun safely and prove you can see.  And if you prove to be a drunk or convicted drug user we get to take it away. Why should gun owners have more rights than car drivers do? And we’d all still be able to shoot or run over as many British Regulars, (and each other) as we do now.

And, oh yeah,  if you are on a terrorist watch list? NO YOU CANNOT BUY ANY GUNS. NOT EVEN ONE!

And if that last rule makes you quiver in fear that we’ll then be on the slippery slope to you losing your God given 2nd Amendment rights to bear arms. Then just pack up your do it yourself arsenal and go live some place else! Or at the very least you must shut up about Muslim extremism because your gun extremism is causing just as much harm.

The rest of us would like to feel a little bit safer in what is our country too…and we have absolutely no faith in your imagined ability to keep the nut jobs at bay with your gun toting skills.

What could possibly be wrong with requiring folks to take the utmost responsibility for their desire to want to own deadly weapons that not only can take other people’s lives but were designed to do so? Is this country all about US…or just about you?

 

18 Responses to “It Really Wouldn’t Be Hard at All”

  1. George December 7, 2015 at 1:29 pm #

    It’s too simple a solution. Politicians require complicated or they can’t funtion.

  2. ranu802 December 7, 2015 at 2:03 pm #

    I agree, yes, the same law should be enforced on gun owners as it is with vehicle owners. Sometimes politicians in order to look good promise a lot of things to get elected. These are the ones who should be ignored.

  3. lorirensink December 7, 2015 at 2:22 pm #

    I agree. What most people don’t realize about the 2nd amendment was that it was created to keep the government from having a monopoly of all fire arms, not to allow any and everyone the right to have a gun.

  4. RantingCrossin December 7, 2015 at 2:24 pm #

    I can’t agree with you more!

  5. Gary Jones December 7, 2015 at 3:08 pm #

    So, while law enforcement is busy managing the extra bureaucracy that gun control activists desire for the that people follow the registration process, who is taking care of controlling thieves stealing guns and guns crossing our borders with drugs and illegal immigrants. Why is it that stolen guns and unregistered gun crimes are rarely reported by the media? You cannot convince me that stolen guns are never used by terrorists and mass murderers.

    • Outlier Babe December 21, 2015 at 1:10 am #

      Gary, criminals do often use stolen guns. Terrorists often use purchased guns and guns provided to them by Westernized governments while we’re training them to fight different terrorists. We have a sad history of teaching future terrorists to be more effective by using our weapons to terrorize others.

      The (liberal) media does have a huge bias in its reporting of gun crimes. One example is in the reporting of numbers of children shot, evoking horrible images–one innocent child shot is bad enough, yes?–while not fairly distinguishing highly-active teen gangsters shot in retaliation or while participating in gang activities.

      But would it not be the ideal if some of the idiots who now buy guns legally were stopped? The debate is how best to do this…

  6. jacquelineobyikocha December 7, 2015 at 4:59 pm #

    It’s really a wonder why sensible steps are so difficult to take in respect of gun acquisition especially in the face of all the crazy shooting going on

  7. everglowz December 7, 2015 at 5:27 pm #

    Its also complete government overreach and unconstitutional. Where in the constitution does it say the government can test citizens gun proficiencies, or they can create a list of gun owners, or force their citizens to prove anything? No its says their right shall not be infringed. It also has shown time and time again these illegal “common sense gun control” is the best target for any mass attack (bombings/stabbings/shootings). Where is the common sense in that?

    • gpicone December 8, 2015 at 4:46 pm #

      Geez, I don’t know…Where in the Constitution does it say that automobiles must be registered? Or that marijuana is an illegal substance? The Constitution says and doesn’t say a lot of things. It used to say that African American slaves were to be counted as 3/5 of a person when figuring population statistics and as citizens they did not count at all.

      • everglowz December 8, 2015 at 5:01 pm #

        Exactly all of that should be government overreach. They have no right to do so. Also even with all the restrictions on automobiles there are way more deaths with those than gun per year, even though there are easily more guns than cars. So do those unconstitutional laws and restrictions really work all that much? Doesn’t appear so.

    • gpicone December 9, 2015 at 9:36 pm #

      There were 30,057 fatal motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2013 in which 32,719 deaths occurred. This resulted in national motor vehicle crash death rates of 10.3 deaths per 100,000 people and 1.11 deaths per 100 million vehicle miles traveled. There are on average about 30,000+ gun deaths per year and they have been increasing each year to the point where they are about to surpass Auto deaths. There are 253 million registered motor vehicles as of 2014 and estimates of around 270 million guns in the USA…but cars are used mush more often and by almost everyone wouldn’t you agree? Once everyone is walking around with a gun every day I would expect that the number of gun deaths will at least double from what we have now since only 37% of Americans own those 270 million guns. And are you also saying that LAWS don’t work? And that we should have fewer laws for cars, guns and everything else? If you are a responsible gun owner what are you afraid of? Law?

      • everglowz December 9, 2015 at 10:49 pm #

        No I am the only one actually using the law, i.e. the Constitution. The federal government does not posess the right to do those. And you cannot restrict arms in those ways because it is illegal. Just as it would be restricting speech or religion. Think about if people tried to restrict all speech to people on the no fly list, it would never stand or even come to a vote, would it?

      • gpicone December 13, 2015 at 7:10 pm #

        Ummmm…so we can have a no fly list because flying isn’t a right specified in the Constitution?

  8. Barbara Backer-Gray December 8, 2015 at 6:02 am #

    You don’t have to be a citizen to get a driver’s license. But yes, registration would help. better would be not allowing anything other than hunting rifles, and only for licensed hunters. I know, never going to happen.

  9. drshyamalavatsa December 8, 2015 at 8:07 am #

    Yes, it wouldn’t be hard at all if they followed the template used for allowing people to drive a vehicle. A car is a potential murder weapon if the driver is sufficiently angry (as in the movies) or drunk (do they call it manslaughter?) or incompetent or has uncontrolled epilepsy, visual impairment, etc. You’re so right, why not have more stringent rules? I don’t understand Politics too well, and I can’t see why people oppose President Obama every time he tries to do something about this. He seems depressed, helpless and hopeless after each incident.

  10. oneta hayes December 14, 2015 at 5:46 am #

    Agree/disagree. There are some here on both sides. If I have to choose, I am against government regulation. I do believe the right to bear arms is in the constitution as a means of citizens protecting themselves against an abusive government. I see countries overrun by cruel tyrants and their cohorts. I doubt that those countries have protective armed militias. While I sit here safely in my USA home, they (guns) seem pretty unnecessary, but when I look at has happened in some other places, I wonder how safe one would continue to be after a period of years when citizens have no means of self-protection – when no one has a gun except the ones who don’t obey laws.

  11. Outlier Babe December 21, 2015 at 1:20 am #

    Currently, unless you live in a rural area and can shoot in your backyard or have transportation to an area where you can shoot outdoors free of charge, in most parts of our country one must be upper-middle class to purchase a gun and become trained and experienced in its use. Guns are expensive, and ammunition has become so. One should not own a gun if one does not get in shooting time with it. If you go to a range to practice, there are range fees. Some ranges don’t allow you to bring your own gun–you must rent one from them, or pay an extra fee if you bring your own. If you have a long gun–cheaper to buy than a handgun–good luck finding a range. You need to drive even farther away.

    So: Let’s say I’m a woman with a batterer after her, and the restraining order hasn’t worked, and the police have told me there’s no way they can get to me in time when my abuser shows up to break down my door–they’ve advised me to get a gun. My income is subsistence-level.

    Who is going to pay for my gun training, much less the gun? I’m in favor of training, mind you, to keep guns out of the hands of idiots, but I think that women under threat need no barriers, economic or otherwise, to their safety.

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