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 to one case of ammo (mix or match). 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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