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Put Prospective Gun Owners Under The Microscope

Huguenot Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 10:06 AM
Rachel Marsden believes our rights should depend on what an EX-SPOUSE says about us. In her fantasy world, criminals only want the china and silver candlesticks, never to rape or murder you. She wouldn't have trusted herself to protect herself in Paris, therefore, the rest of us can't be trusted to. The millions of annual instances of successful defensive use of firearms by private citizens are outweighed by her anecdote and lack of competence. Here's an idea: People should have to demonstrate a rudimentary grasp of reality before being allowed to appear in Townhall.com.

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...