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.