chatillion 72M
2272 posts
7/2/2016 3:49 pm
Gun control...

Yeah, that's a topic I stay clear of.

You find people always passionate about discussing control. Either for or against and very little in the middle.

I once worked a woman who lived in fear that Obama was coming to take her guns away!
Yes... not sure if he was aboard a helicopter or traveling in a big SUV with tinted windows, but she was sure he was coming soon!

Sure, I've heard nearly all the reasons for or against and there is no real solution... however I did read one comment to a blog (on another site) that actually had a good idea. Let's all agree we need to keep the government out of this... right?

Here's the background to the comment...
if you want to drive a car, you are required to have insurance.
If you want to have pitbulls as pets, you are required to have insurance.
(I know that's true in the county I live in and could be different elsewhere)
if you want to keep leopards on your 50 acre reserve, you are required to have insurance.

If you want a gun, you would then be required to have insurance. Take the government out of the equation and make the insurance company do the necessary background investigations. Because, if they allow the wrong person to have a gun used in a crime, it falls back on the responsibility of the insurance company. Make them accountable and... make them pay for the damage caused.

Yes, I know it's just a rough idea...
Not a perfect solution, but there isn't a perfect solution available...


beyondfantasy3 113M
4740 posts
7/2/2016 5:24 pm

People are more crazy than ever, and people will take another life in this day and age over the simplest of things. RESPONSIBILITY!!!! the key to gun ownership.
It is not a toy, people who take them out to toy around with them or show them off can be a problem and many people have died as a result of such.
I don't show mine off to people, its not their business to need to see it.

I'm not interested to be "a casualty of some nut case" for the lack of having one when its needed.

chatillion 72M
1592 posts
7/2/2016 9:43 pm

Wis, you failed to understand my blog...

beyondfantasy3 113M
4740 posts
7/3/2016 12:33 pm

I will go further and say, "No Person" needs an assault weapon!!!! UNLESS they are issued one by the Military for use while in the Military in a Military Assigned Position to need such, or as a Officer of the Law.

(We would not have so much Assault Weapon Driven Terrorism, if these things were the norm across the globe). Many of those terrorist killers are not so brave to band together when they have no weapons of assault design or materials to make mass killing an option.

The people who are fanatical about guns may need to re-consider their focused investment in such. There is no need to fawn over any gun, it is simply a tool when needed for the protection of self, or those who hunt for wild game as food. I am not a supporter of "sport hunting".

As to insurance, it can be a useful benefit to require, but the above should be adhered to as first principle.

chatillion 72M
1592 posts
7/3/2016 1:30 pm

So this blog doesn't go astray, keep it simple. Less government intervention and responsible agents to deal with background check.