A Crazy Idea That Just Might Work

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  1. g5000
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    Owning a gun does not make you more prone to going crazy. Nor does being a Muslim. So monitoring or controlling people just because they fall into one of these groups is missing the forest for the trees.

    Crazy people come from all walks of life. Some kill with guns, some with knives, some with bombs, some with gasoline, some with drowning.

    We focus on the unusual, and write that large. Muslims are a tiny minority, so when one does something bad, it gets a lot of attention, and then narrow-minded people who know nothing more about Muslims than this one thing begin to form opinions about Muslims based on this one thing. Then every subsequent bad incident involving Muslims confirms their bias.

    Or one whacked out kid does a bad thing with an AR-15, suddenly all AR-15 are evils which must be removed from the face of the Earth.

    This is not consistent or logical thinking.

    The problem is not guns. The problem is crazy people.

    So bear with me for a minute. In another topic, Missourian planted an idea in my head and from that I got an idea.



    If we think we might want to vote one day, we have to prove our eligibility long before Election Day through the registration process. This gives the voter registrar time to verify you are a law-abiding citizen who is eligible to vote and put you on an approved list of voters. If you are an illegal alien, you do not end up on the eligible list.

    From that point on, the onus is on the State to properly maintain that roll of registered voters. If you die, the State is required to remove you from this list, and so forth. If a dead person is on the roll, Voter ID won't remove them. The failure is on the State, not the voter.

    You may then choose to vote or not vote.

    So what about a gun buyer registration? If we think we might want to own a gun one day, we can prove our eligibility long before the next Gun Show through a registration process. This would give the gun registrar time to verify you are a law-abiding citizen who is eligible to buy a gun, and put you on an approved list of gun buyers.

    From that point on, the onus is on the State to properly maintain that roll of registered gun buyers. If you die, the State is required to remove you from this list, and so forth. If they screw up the list, the failure is on the State, not the gun buyer.

    You may then choose to buy a gun or not buy a gun.

    If you do buy a gun, the seller just has to look you up on the approved buyer roll.

    When you vote, no one knows who you voted for. When you buy a gun, no one knows what you bought, or how many you bought.

    How's that sound?
     
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    How about we just do away with gun ownership and voting all together.
     
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    I like it. It'll never happen, but I like it.
     
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    I might not like your opinion, but I would fight to support my right to shoot you for saying it.
     
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    oh wow....!

    just like illegal voting.....you come in with a fake ID and vote.....er...buy a gun......:D
     
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    North Korea is calling for you as their future leader.
     
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    Make it simple, kill a person for the commission of a crime with a gun or weapon. As for elections, we remain the only industrialized country that fails to require voter identification issued by the government, ask yourself why? We require Social Security Cards to work, why not have the Social Security Administration issue a picture ID card when you reach the age of employment that expires every 5-7 years and use it as a voter ID card. Heck, the government could track those that don't pay or file taxes each year at the same time. Make it simple!
     
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    If crazy people are the problem, shouldn't everyone be certified by a psychiatrist as 'sane' before they're allowed to do things like vote or buy firearms?
     
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    Because we don't want to be like Yurp! They'ze a buncha nazi socialist Big Brother Is Watching You lefties over there.

    So a national ID that tracks people, but for God's sake don't track guns!

    Papers, please!
     
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    We don't have national ID, the idea makes many Americans uncomfortable. Too big brother.
     

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