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  •  Yes!!! Insurance. (3+ / 0-)
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    Alexandra Lynch, mrkvica, elwior

    That could be a win-win situation, since the insurance companies would have no problem collecting premiums from the countless gun owners.

    And law abiding gun owners should have no problem - since they also pay for insurance on their cars, house and any other 'valuable' belongings.

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    by grannycarol on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 11:14:14 AM PST

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      It works around the Second Amendment. Anyone can buy weapons as long as they are willing to and capable of getting insurance. Insurance companies will do the vetting.

      Of course it needs to be implemented with an assault weapon ban, but that goes without saying.

    •  Great minds and all that (2+ / 0-)
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      mrkvica, elwior

      Several people have been suggesting this including me.

      Insurance is the answer!  Let the insurance actuaries determine the risks of types of firearms and behavior.  

      Let the insurance industry fight the gun lobby -- greed versus greed.

      Firearm insurance would not violate the 2nd amendment and would with $$ out of pocket start us on reversing the ease of gun ownership.  If it cost the average person a couple of thousand dollars PER gun PER year then lots of people would sell their guns via government buyback.

      And gun dealers would need to carry HUGE policies.  This would get rid of a lot of gun dealers.

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