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Put Prospective Gun Owners Under The Microscope

nawlins72 Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 11:47 PM
"It would likely take at least a generation to better balance individual gun rights with everyone else's right to their own day-to-day freedom and safety,.." The confused logic of a statist. How do you "balance" rights by taking them away? Marsden's desire for eternal security would allow for "balancing" (read restricting) any right which could harm others. Marsden must be a student of David Frum.
nawlins72 Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 11:51 PM
"Gun ownership is seen as a privilege one must earn. Is there really anything so backward about that? Or is it preferable to arm everyone and pray for the best?"

Freedom of speech is seen as a privilege one must earn. Is there really anything so backward about that? Or is it preferable to have everyone saying anything they wish and pray for the best?

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...