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  •  Yeah. But we can't even get congress (3+ / 0-)
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    balancedscales, myboo, schnecke21

    To pony up enough money to pay for food inspection, or drilling platform inspection.  How are you going to get them to agree to pony up for individual firearm safety/ownership inspections??
    I'm not saying its not a good idea.  But it's a very expensive idea.  Is there a way to modify the inspection regime to make it more automatic and cheaper, without giving up efficacy?
    Requiring proof of gun safe ownership before gun purchase is a start, along with proof of certified gun safety class, is a place to start.  Maybe required a gun insurance program that  jack up your premium to original purchase price unless you re register the gun every year?
    We require registration& fee, and emission inspection on cars, and proof of insurance on cars.  Can that be made to work with guns?

    •  Well, a cheap thing Obama could do is issue (2+ / 0-)
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      shaharazade, twigg

      an executive order reassigning all of the agents at the DOJ working on pot to investigating people perjuring themselves on the background check applications and other existing federal gun laws.  Since most of the resources, including the agents, are already in place the cost should be minimal.

      You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

      by Throw The Bums Out on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 10:12:45 AM PST

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    •  I see the DMV in each state (3+ / 0-)
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      MBNYC, shaharazade, twigg

      as potentially playing a big role.  DMVs:

      1. Have experience with licensing
      2. Have the ability to administer written and practical exams
      3. Have the ability to connect securely with state central computers for the purpose of background checks

      It would seem to me that a person should have to successfully pass a practical and written safety test prior to getting a license to purchase a weapon, and that that license should be obtained from a state agency that can leverage ecconomies of scale and experience in streamlining the licensing process.

      Just an idea.

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