Real Common Sense Gun Legislation

This post was inspired by a comment made in an Instapundit post dealing with the shooting in Boulder, Colorado. One comment dealt with “Every Democrat-elected NPC has already has rushed to a microphone to urge “common sense” gun legislation.” This response to the comment offered some truly “common sense” gun legislation.

Hmm. Common sense gun legislation. Let's see.

How about this?

"Every able-bodied adult not otherwise restricted by law (convicted felons and those under DV Restraining Orders) shall be required to carry a loaded firearm when out in public. Accommodation will be made for religious belief exemptions. Those who cannot afford firearms or ammo will report to their nearest police station where loaner weapons and ammo can be signed out for not more than 4 days. Loaner periods can be extended but the requests must be made in person and cannot exceed 28 days. Loaner weapons and ammo will be returned to the PD in the same condition as they were issued. The cost of any loaner ammunition expended shall be reimbursed to the PD within 90 days of use."

Will that do?

It certainly makes more sense to me than the “common sense” gun legislation that disarms law-abiding citizens but leaves armed criminals armed.

All such legislation has ever done is increase the incidence of gun violence. Our self-anointed ‘betters’ always focus on the wrong word in the phrase “gun violence”, that word being “gun” rather than “violence”. Eliminate the violence and the gun problem goes away. ‘Eliminate’ the gun and the violence problem is still there…and will get worse.