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  •  I was thinking more along the lines of (0+ / 0-)

    mandated ins. same as with cars.  Owners would be licensed, guns registered.  

    As with cars, ins. would pay for the occasional bona fide accident but flagrantly irresponsible or unsafe use could result in penalties such as loss of use for a specified period or prosecution.  And ins. rates would then rise.

    At present we have no system to compensate victims for property damage or medical care.

    Carrying or using a firearm while under the influence would be a felony.

    I think owners would have an incentive toward safe use to keep costs and hassles at a minimum.

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