Here’s my responses to your seven points above.
1. Each of your ‘ways’ involves legal and administrative “solutions.” There is no comparison between the effort needed to complete 1.8M NCIS checks that take about 10-15 minutes with the administrative bureaucracies you propose in TBD and TBD.
2. Have you done ANY research into the long-term impact of the Australian gun buy-back program? And where do you get your stats on who turned them in. Do you know that gun levels in Australia are higher than ever?
3. You didn’t answer my question. Let me rephrase it: How would a “firearm owner’s license” address instances of domestic violence and other events that occur prior to license renewal. You have way more faith in government entities ability to share data and information; which, BTW, you state would be prohibited in another of your ‘ways.’
Moreover, why does each of your responses to my concerns about administrative burdens, bureaucracies and attorneys involve more administrative burdens, bureaucracies and attorneys?
4. You dodged answering my question, again. There are all kinds of objects one can lend to another person. How can you possibly expect normal people to be some sort of expert judge as to another person’s ability to properly employ any object?
5. In your original article, you didn’t say or even imply any exceptions to your current claim that “Nothing prevents someone from loaning a gun.” So now you’re making up your approach as you go and adding in all kinds of fluff: “hopefully” and “maybe” and “some.” There you go, obfuscating.
6. The fact that you can’t point to a definition of “improper storage” underscores my point exactly. But you know what “improper storage” is? Huh? And you reference sensational gun cases. Hey Ken, remind me who killed Kate Steinle? But that’s whole other thing I’m going to guess you could care less about.
7. I’m pretty sure you’re intelligent enough to know that all of your examples of improper use are already considered a crime or could likely very easily be made a crime without protest by those who support gun rights. And, BTW, not that it changes my stance that a firearm owners license is a collosally bad idea and a violation of my 2nd amendment rights, but my AZ license was good for 20 years from the day I got it.
This whole idea of a firearm owner’s license is just whacked. It’s obviously an end run around the 2nd amendment. Since gun grabbers don’t like the 2nd Amendment they’ll try all kinds of laws, regulations, fines, taxes, outrageous claims and public shaming to get their own misguided way.
I’ll reply to your other responses this week as soon as I have time. And then I’ll provide you with my ideas for reasonable approaches to balance the Second Amendment and gun control.
Here’s a high level hint in case you can’t wait:
- Enforce current laws
- Do away with gun-free zones unless very strong, infallible protections are in place.
- Address mental health issues and support with proper funding.