I just hate to see you shoot each other!!! THATS| all!!
By the way Mac, that is a great signature. Also, Mac and J-Mac (related? ) sorry about those posts and their emotional baggage. You know why I posted as such.
Now. Here is my position. Guns will never go away, period. But the responsibilities associated with carrying a deadly firearm should be indoctrinated to the users prior to issuing them a gun and/or license (so as to avoid the incident when teens shoot people irresponsibly for fun). Specifically you may model from other countries and associate the dangers that may come from such or accidental use (i.e., prison, retaliation, blood feud, basically all life ending for the worse, etc).
Secondly, some have intentions to abuse the power as soon as they can grasp their claws on a gun. Those would be: Psychopaths, sociopaths, and impulsive murderers. Just to make it harder on them I propose fMRI screening since their brain differs to a degree with the rest of us.
They then should not be allowed access to legal guns. They can get illegal guns but there is greater risks with that.
I agree somewhat with screening except that is a tricky privacy rights problem and too new a theory of fMRI to implement for a 2nd Amendment right. My opinion is it needs more peer review and further retesting.
Oh and I used to get briefly confused when I saw j-mac, but not the same person however if memory is correct we are both pro-gun.
Thanks on the sig - religion has wrecked more lives than anything in my opinion. It has its usefulness though, but, that's another topic. And the Patriot Act was anything but.
As for the Patriot Act, any chance you could remove the act somehow since it bothers you so much? I mean, it is not the case that it thereby has been written in the constitution or so!