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  •  Is there a technical solution in designing (0+ / 0-)

    amunition that is just useable with ONE specific gun?  

    If someone wants to buy a gun, he would be allowed to buy a limited amount of the special ammunition that works only with that gun. In addition he has to sign against having bought that amunition. It should not be more than you need in one act of self-defense. If such a situation has happened and he runs out of amunition for the future, he has to buy new special amunition just fitting his gun and give proof of where and when he had used the old ammunition.

    If there is any abusive shooting incident that was not carried out in an emergency defense situation, the bullets found could be traced to the buyer and that person would have to be punished and liable for abusive gun usage.

    I think high liability insurance,  the threat to pay for the damage done with the usage of his gun and strong punishments for abuse would make a good incentive to use a gun more responsibly.

    But I have never touched a gun and probably never will. So who am I to talk. I am so scared of them, I hate them and I can't imagine I will ever train to use one. And apologies I really can't read those discussions here about gun control. Makes me crazy. Control whatever you want. Unless there isn't a technical solution, I don't believe much in the success in legislative ones. Of course I support the efforts to control them. But that's rather unimportant. Like Bob Johnson says, I don't believe anything will work. So, shoot me.

    •  Just make all ammo for guns very expensive (0+ / 0-)

      like a $50 tax/bullet and you'll cut down dramatically on the number of people just shooting randomly.

      •  would enhance the black market for bullets (0+ / 0-)

        I assume.

        •  I would think so, but that would be an extra (0+ / 0-)

          level of problems for a shooter - lack of effective quality control could make misfires more likely, and should they be discovered (either from a legal or an illegal shooting) the person with the illegal bullets would be in trouble even if they were on the right side of any shootout.

          •  Mega boost for the reloading industry (2+ / 0-)
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            high uintas, KVoimakas

            So----you REALLY want to increase the police force?  Laws without enforcement are meaningless.

            There's a heavy federal tax on marijuana---how many people are paying it?

            Happy just to be alive

            by exlrrp on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 06:47:04 PM PST

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            •  I'd be very surprised to hear of a federal (0+ / 0-)

              tax on marijuana, since it's an illegal substance in all forms.  I have been hearing how the medical dispensary operators are having problems because they can't declare income for tax purposes (they'd be self-incriminating).  They also have problems with banking because banks (federally insured) have to keep their money clear from drug money.  Colorado is still waiting on guidance from the feds on how to handle issues arising from the legalization of marijuana at the state level.  I just don't think there's such a thing as a federal tax on marijuana, but hey, enlighten me.

          •  Mega boost for the reloading industry (0+ / 0-)

            There's a lready a heavy federal tax on marijuana---hw many people respect that law and pay the tax?

            Happy just to be alive

            by exlrrp on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 06:50:54 PM PST

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