A big issue up for debate is gun control. Probably of all the issues, this one is the most heated with die hard #NRA supporters on one side of the issue and bleeding heart liberals on the other. With the number of shooting and murders increasing every year, clearing something must be done. All the presidential #candidates have taken a position on the debate. There doesn’t seem to be a simple solution to the problem. The fact that the right to bear arms is in the constitution makes the solution appear difficult. Politicians think to be acceptable, a solution has to complex. Not true. Sometimes the right solution is simple and maybe even counter intuitive or hard to implement. I addressed the issue of immigration and the war on drugs in previous posts, so now I will provide the simple solution to gun control.
The people have a right to have guns – that’s in the #constitution. The solution is simple; change the constitution. Okay, that might be hard to do, but there are other things that can be done. First, banning automatic weapons, background checks and barring the mentally ill should be implemented without question or debate. I think the real issue is the ammunition. No one seems to be talking about it. Here’s a simple solution – limit every gun owner (not each gun) to one case of ammo. The number of rounds in a case varies, so the number of rounds per case should be set at 25 rounds. If this is done, there would be no need to ban automatic weapons. Twenty-five rounds would last about one second in an automatic weapon. And here’s the kicker. In order to buy more ammo, the gun own must return the spent shells much like a deposit for bottles. If they lose a shell, they must pay a hefty fine. If someone owns more than one type of guns, they would still be limited to 25 rounds but could mix or match.
I think an even better solution would be to let the members of the #NationalGuard, the #Reserves, and active duty military personnel take their weapons home. The Swiss did this until 2008 and it worked well. Military personnel are trained in marksmanship and gun safety. They know how to handle guns and ammunition. We already allow law enforcement personnel to take weapons home.
Problem solved or at least reduced.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: To the humorously challenged, this is a satire.
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