A modest proposal for gun control
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18-12-2012, 12:18 AM (This post was last modified: 18-12-2012 12:21 AM by Carlo_The_Bugsmasher_Driver.)
A modest proposal for gun control
Here's my proposal for a modest form of gun control.

in order to buy a firearm in this country, a person must possess an IPL, an Individual Purchase License.

In order to obtain this, one must join a shooting club and be a member there for a probationary period of some length of time, say 3-6 month. He/she must regularly shoot with the club, take X number of classes from the club on gun ownership, firearms safety, etc. The advantage here is not simply the education of the members on guns and shooting, it is the ability to observe them for any signs of aberrant, reckless or dangerous behavior when handling firearms. I know this would have stopped Jim Holmes the Aurora movie theater shootings and to a high degree of probability I will say it could have prevented the Columbine shootings, the Virginia Tech Massacre and what happened to Gabrielle Giffords.

If one successfully clears this process and obtains the endorsement of the club, the applicant must then submit to a background check for the following criminal offenses.

Violent felonies committed within the past 10 years
Felonies committed within the past 5 years
Warrants issued for their arrest.
Pending criminal charges for spousal battery or abuse as well as abuse of a child under their guardianship.
Fugitives from Justice
The individual is guilty of unlawful residence in the United States.

In addition the individual must not be suffering from the following mental illnesses

Psychosis
Schitzophrenia
Severe personality disorders
Suicidal Ideations in the past 5 years.
Bipolar Disorder
A history of sociopathology.

With all this cleared, and under the terms of the Second Amendment, the government SHALL ISSUE said person in good standing with the state a Tier I Individual Purchase License in order to purchase firearms governed under the terms of Title I of the National Firearms Act (NFA).

The license is valid for a period of 10 years and can be renewed simply upon request of the possessor.

The license shall be suspended if any of the disqualifying conditions above are met during its valid period.

Once the individual is in possession of his/her Tier I IPL, he/she may purchase guns from a FFL dealer or an individual seller. There are no waiting periods or restrictions or other background checks necessary. The user simply shows his/her IPL to an FFL dealer or seller, an inquiry is made to the FBI via electronic scan (just like swiping a credit card) and results come back in 20 seconds.

No person shall sell to or buy from a firearm from another party who does not possess a valid IPL. Violation of this is a criminal offense punishable by fines up $200,000 and up to 10 years in prison.

Current firearms possessed by lawful gun owners SHALL NOT be siezed from their respectful owners. However all further transactions of guns in their collection and new purchases of firearms must be done by means of an Tier I IPL. We ARE NOT COMING TO TAKE YOUR GUNS SO DON'T GET YOUR PANTIES IN A BUNCH, RED STATE AMERICA!

There is also a Tier II IPL, which allows a user to purchase firearms listed under terms of Title II of the NFA. This includes Machine Guns, Short Barreled Rifles and Shotguns and Other Destructive Devices short of major weapons systems which require congressional approval for sale and/or subject to International Trafficking in Arms Requirements (ITAR) restrictions. To obtain a Tier II IPL a person must have held a Tier I IPL in good standing for at least a period of 5 years, be a US Citizen, pay a $1000 application fee, and are required to pass a Fundamentals of Automatic Weapons Course at a local gun club.

All Title II firearms are subject to a $200 tax at time of purchase.

Law Enforcement and security personnel SHALL BE issued a Tier II IPL pending approval from their department heads for duty use.

"IN THRUST WE TRUST"

"We were conservative Jews and that meant we obeyed God's Commandments until His rules became a royal pain in the ass."

- Joel Chastnoff, The 188th Crybaby Brigade
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A modest proposal for gun control - Carlo_The_Bugsmasher_Driver - 18-12-2012 12:18 AM
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