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Put Prospective Gun Owners Under The Microscope

GTA Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 10:25 AM
I know! Let's subject all citizens to a battery of tests to ensure that they rationally exercise ALL of their constitutional rights! You'd have to take a test to vote, speak your mind, gather in groups, contribute to political campaigns, etc. What could possibly go wrong with this brilliant plan?

PARIS -- Anyone who can't withstand a rational debate on the subject of gun control -- particularly in light of last week's Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Connecticut -- should be automatically prohibited from ever owning a firearm. In fact, this should be the number-one requirement of gun ownership: Can someone applying for ownership of a deadly weapon withstand an hour-long debate against someone in favor of gun control without resorting to physical or verbal assault?

Is it too much to ask that every person wanting to possess a firearm be subject to a battery of tests -- everything from...