It seems that the US has just one problem after another and crisis following crisis. All these problems cry out for solutions. Usually the solution is counter-intuitive, simple but difficult, or oblivious (the gorilla in the room).
Gun control seems to b e a major issue. Upon closer examination, I find the solutions for gun control are obvious. Here are my recommendations for gun control:
1. Constitutional Amendment. The #NRA and pro-gun supporters point out, correctly, that the Second Amendment to the US Constitution guarantees the Right to Bear Arms. Soooo, change the constitution. It’s not as if that hasn’t ever been done before. Just repeal the Second Amendment. That doesn’t mean people would have to relinquish their guns. It means they won’t have a constitutional right to them.
2. Limit the number of weapons that an individual can own. After the repeal of the second Amendment, the government should pass a law that limits how many guns one individual may own. I propose that every time someone purchases a gun, they must have one finger surgically removed. This would limit ownership to nine weapons (ten for people with extra pinkies). It would also discourage impulse buying or panic buying of guns. It will also help sellers to know how many guns the buyer already owns. Potential buyers will think twice about their purchase.
3. Limit the amount of bullets. I call this the Barney Fife Law. For each gun, owners would be allowed only one bullet. When they use it, they must return the casing for reloading. This would stop mass shootings, litter in the forest and reduce the crime rate (hard to rob a bank when the tellers know you have only one bullet. Muzzle loading, black powder guns would be exempt. Gun owners must keep the bullet in a shirt pocket until ready to use.
4. As long as we’re passing new laws, consider making fingerprints, DNA samples and photographs (mug shots) part of the background check. That should prevent felons and criminals from buy guns.