It’s simple….”The EarthZebra Gun Control Public Safety Act”!
1.) Everyone MUST graduate from a “Gun Safety Course” PRIOR to being approved for gun ownership.
2.) Everyone MUST sit in front of a 3 person “Gun Approval Council” Interview PRIOR to being approved for gun ownership.
That’s it! This will weed out 98% of the weirdos, criminals, and people who just plainly have no business owning a gun!
Yesterday, another horrendous mass shooting occurred in a Connecticut school killing almost 20 kindergarten age kids (5 – 6 years old), and several school officials and teachers.
A few weeks ago another “shooter” walked into a shopping mall in Oregon and killed many innocent victims going about their normal everyday lives.
Prior to that by a few months, another crazy walks into a movie theater and opens fire on the crowd…….The guy who killed on a college campus in Virginia…….Let us not forget Colombine High School several years ago. And it’s not just here in the USA, it’s Scotland, Germany, and many, many, more. It seems to be an ever increasing tragedy all over the world but especially here in the USA.
What can be done? As I very simply outline above, just make gun ownership “not so automatic” as it mostly is now. Right now, the only face to face “examination” of pending gun owners, assault rifle owners, is the kid working behind the Sporting Goods counter at K-Mart, Wal-mart, or anywhere guns are sold. So basically, there is no-one looking at the person who is buying a gun and saying, “no-way, this guy is a weirdo and has no business owning a gun”! THIS SHOULD STOP AND CHANGE!!
I’m all for everyone’s rights to bear arms. And I’d be the first to say, no way in hell should the government be in charge of who gets to own a gun. If someone is going to use the gun for hunting, or sport shooting, or home defense and is an “upstanding individual” (aka; not obviously weird, bizarre, strange, or can’t say why they want a gun), then they should be able to zip through the process quickly and easily and have their gun in a matter of a months wait.
APPROVAL PROCESS FOR GUN OWNERSHIP
1.) GRADUATE FROM “GUN SAFETY COURSE”
I remember when I was about 12 years old my Dad enrolled myself and my 2 brothers to a hunting/gun safety course. This was required by the state in order to get a hunting license. None of us were actually going to get a hunting license or go hunting but Dad thought it would be a good experience and something we should learn. It was a wonderful class, and I learned a lot about guns, how to carry them, where to and not to point them, how to handle ammunition and good manners & sportsmanship towards other hunters and people in general. It was a great life teaching moment in my young life that I have and will never forget.
A class like this needs to be made a mandatory requirement PRIOR to being able to purchase a gun of any size or kind! This will be the first step of weeding out the crazies and criminals. If a guy sitting in the back row has a hoodie over his head, or acts in a strange manner, then the instructor can “FLAG” this person for a more extensive flagged “Interview” from part 2 of my solution, a “Gun Approval Council” interview! The instructor of the class analyzes each of his students in a report and passes on this report to the Gun Approval Council of any oddities he/she might think about a particular student on their personal report. This is the first STOP SIGN to start waving red flags that a person just doesn’t have any business having a gun.
#2 “GUN APPROVAL COUNCIL” INTERVIEW
This is a local council in each of the different counties of each state. It would be made up of the following retired or currently employed: 1 council member who is/was a Fish and Game Officer……1 council member who is/was a Police Officer…..and 1 council member who is/was a Mental Health professional. The potential gun owner who has already passed the Gun Safety Course schedules a one on one private interview with this local council. The interview is video taped for cases that are appealed if they don’t pass the interview. Appeals can be reviewed by a retired Judge. The report from the teacher of the Gun Safety course with his observations of the person is given to the council. Think of it kinda like a Parole Board interview that we’ve all seen on TV. The inmate sits in front of the Parole Board and they ask the person questions. A list of questions can be made up asking why the person wants to own a gun. What they are going to do with it. How often are they going to shoot it. Where are they going to shoot it. Will they buy more guns later in life. Where will they keep it. What do they do in life. Have they had any emotional upset in recent life. Are they mad at someone. Are they upset with someone. Have they thought of suicide. Are they on medication. Are they depressed. Do they need any help in life. Do they have a Facebook Page (the Council can look at it for any red flags potentially). And on and on. By the end of the interview, the Fish and Game guy will know if the person really wants to hunt…..the Police Officer will know if the person is going to commit a crime…..and the Mental Health expert will know if the person is mentally stable or planning a mass shooting!
Do you really think any of the below crazies would be cleared to buy a gun or ammunition under my plan? NOT A F*CKING CHANCE IN HELL! Just think of all the lives which could have been saved with my plan!
That’s it! Problem solved……….well almost!
Above I said it would solve 98% of the problem of mass shootings and nut-jobs getting their hands on guns. It’s the remaining 2% which can get guns from family members who have guns already in the house as was the case with the most recent Connecticut tragedy.
So, while not every plan is 100% perfect, I think my Gun Control Plan as outlined here does a pretty darn good job in seriously reducing a vast majority of these senseless killings!
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Let’s take back our country and not let the crazies force us all to build walls around our entire lives and families!