The Guns of Ferguson: When Tyranny Really Comes into Town, the NRA Goes into Hiding
One would think, given his views on freedom of assembly and the importance of democratized violence, that LaPierre would be shouting through a megaphone for the besieged citizens of Ferguson to powder their muskets and cry liberty!
The NRA represents gun manufacturing and gun sales. They don’t really care that much about the rights of gun owners beyond the right to buy more product.
Why the ‘More Guns’ Argument Doesn’t Make Sense
Last August, two New York police officers fired 16 rounds in an altercation with an armed man outside the Empire State Building. Ten people were hit – the gunman and nine bystanders. Does anyone think armed civilians without training would do better?
A Modest Proposal: What If We Required Mandatory Gun Insurance?
If you have a rifle and it’s only used for hunting, low rates. If you have a Glock and you carry it in an open-carry town or state, your rates will be very high – because odds are so much higher that innocent bystanders may get caught in a shootout.
The more training and safety classes you take, the cheaper the premium.
I like this idea. And we can make the insurance tax deductible in cases where it makes sense. No one has to give up their gun, but those who might be putting others at risk with irresponsible gun ownership will pay into a fund to pay for tax deductions for responsible gun owners.