A MODEST PROPOSAL: HOW ABOUT WE MAKE THE RIGHT TO GET AN ABORTION TIED TO THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS?
I’ve been giving thought to a few issues here over the last few days that have to do with things more cerebral than whether the New York Jets can win the AFC East and whether Leicester City can qualify for Europe. Two of those issues are guns and abortion. Might as well tackle the two most disputed social issues in America right off the top right?
Conservatives are fearful that Progressives will have some government agency come into their homes and take their guns away by force. Worse they fear government will make rules for gun ownership so severe and complicated that only a very few could own a single firearm. I have to provide full disclosure here that were I in power in America I would do what needed to be done and there wouldn’t be a gun left outside the hands of the military in ten years.
But that’s, I’ll admit, an irrational desire. What needs to be done however is to find a happy medium that allows those who are sure the dark hoards from the inner city are coming to their rural, suburban and exurban dwellings to rape their property and steal their daughters and wives to keep their 2nd amendment protected projectile firing weapons. What I propose is this. Allow the same rules that conservatives desire and have passed into law in several states designed to “protect life” in regard to abortion.
Potential gun buyers need to have their immediate family, spouse, employer and if applicable the school district of their school age children notified of the potential purchase. Once these notifications and documentation is made then the gun buyer can proceed to be counselled about the horrors of gun violence including being shown the videos and stills of the crime scenes from Columbine to Newtown. After a three day waiting period the potential gun buyer can be brought in to meet with a psychiatrist who will review their mental health. Oh, I forgot it needs to be a requirement to allow a brain probe to be put into the mind . . . Wait that doesn’t exist yet. Alright I’ll take a good old fashioned brain scan to detect any obvious brain anomalies. And last but not least there has to be some shaming in the form of people holding signs showing what the carnage of gun violence standing a federally mandated distance away from the gun store.
I think we can do this people. And it’s important if we’re going to protect life in all its forms. If the rules above as suggested by some conservatives and implemented by several state legislatures were applied to gun ownership I think that would be fair for all people involved.
Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., CS, O.Q.H [Journ.]
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