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  •  I would like to point out (0+ / 0-)

    that even though there are those in this thread who say that currently proposed laws would do nothing to reduce these deaths and injuries, that based on the 'responsibility' some of these gun owners showed, they are prime targets for gun theft.  

    Now I am not sure about the 'statistics', but I would just go out on a limb and say that people who steal a gun are usually criminals.  I know, call me crazy!  A national gun registry, similar to car registry, would force these 'responsible' gun owners to account for the whereabouts of their gun on a yearly basis.   It might, just might, encourage these 'responsible' gun owners to keep track of the guns they love so much.  I would then propose they also be licensed to carry their gun which would require testing, similar to a drivers test, to show they truly ARE responsible gun owners.  Then they can have the FREEDOM to shoot themselves in the foot to their hearts content if that is what they desire.  However, they would need to be INSURED so that any damage they do to property, themselves, or others, would be covered and not on the taxpayer's dime.  Might make them think twice about shooting themselves in the foot.

    Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul in this world--and never will. Mark Twain

    by whoknu on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 05:58:17 PM PST

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