The Problem with Guns

I’ve been thinking a lot about guns lately – since there was a shooting and mass murder here in Salt Lake last week. It’s so easy for anyone to get a gun. So I have some thoughts.

1. Gun permits should be treated like a drivers license. Go to school. Take a written, vision and practical test.
2. Gun permits should also be treated like annual car tag renewals. Every year you go through a competency test to make sure you can still can use the gun properly.
3. Gun permits should be obtained in the same way that a person seeking employment with, say, the school system should be. Fingerprints. Background investigation.

Having higher standards and stricter criteria for owning a gun should definitely be put into place. While our legislators are busy arguing over school clubs and women’s rights, people can walk into a gun shop and obtain a gun permit with little effort.

That’s crazy.

5 responses to “The Problem with Guns

  1. guns
    We had the misfortune of living in Texas when a wacko walked into a fast food restaurant and killed 12 (?) people…it’s a very scary thing when it happens in a place you frequent…and i agree with you wholeheartedly….unfortunately, the NRA has too much buying power as a lobby and we (not me, Texas is in my brain) have become so numb to violence that change will be most difficult…but don’t let me discourage you…since you seem to have enough energy to take them on…many will resonate. Also, there are so many guns around now, any movement to get them off the streets would take a Police State roundup….uh-oh…i don’t want to go down that path….sister. it’s seriously problematical….i see no solution.

  2. 1. Gun permits should be treated like a drivers license. Go to school. Take a written, vision and practical test.
    60,000 deaths a year in auto accidents.
    You need a car. You don’t need a gun.
    2. Gun permits should also be treated like annual car tag renewals. Every year you go through a competency test to make sure you can still can use the gun properly.
    What age shall we start with. A 13 year old kid got shot down by the police last year in Oakland.
    3. Gun permits should be obtained in the same way that a person seeking employment with, say, the school system should be. Fingerprints. Background investigation.
    Agreed, by why anyone needs a gun in the modern world is beyond me.

  3. By the way. Where I live any crackhead can get a nickle plated 38 for 20-40 bucks.
    I think the answer is to keep the gun factories putting out lots of weapons until everyone is armed and you can practically find them strewn around the streets. It will sort itself out once all the adults and children are armed. I mean, if the other kids would have been armed, columbine wouldn’t have been so one sided!

  4. Agree
    I agree with your points. I should have prefaced my post with the fact that I am opposed to having personal guns. Even though we have the second amendment, that is really outdated. It was intended to be able to use the same type of weaponry against an attack by the government. I don’t think that is relevant today (can citizens use bombs and nuclear weapons against its own government? I don’t think so…..).
    I was trying to point out that it’s way too easy for people to obtain guns. Ideally, there should be no guns, but that’s just my opinion.

  5. Re: Agree
    Re: the 2nd. I don’t see any well regulated militia. I see a bunch of rich and poor monkeys with guns.
    Thanks for the reply.

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