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Response to libdem4life (Reply #24)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:23 AM

37. Every state is different on cars ...

... I still recall the "proficiency test" to get my Driver's License in 1984. Closed driving range, never got above 15 MPH, 3 point turn, parallel park, complete stop at the stop sign, and that was about it. That somehow prepared me to go hurtling along at 55 MPH, and today 70 MPH? Really?

Purchase a gun or purchase a car. Cash or credit or whatever else you can trade. No difference there. If you're 25, have a Driver's License and a credit card, you can rent a car at almost any airport, any time of the day, and no waiting period.

Registration and insurance of a vehicle is only if it goes off your property.

Periodic proof of road-worthiness? Not in any of the 5 states where I've lived.

Washington state is purportedly tough on DUI, but a DUI conviction means "We may suspend your driver license for 90 days to 4 years".
http://www.dol.wa.gov/driverslicense/dui.html

Drunk with a firearm, randomly discharging it, and you can expect jail time.

Deliberate acts are not covered by car insurance, so no insurance company is going to cover a deliberate act with a firearm.

If you accidentally shoot someone, maybe a homeowners policy would cover you civilly. If the person dies, that's manslaughter (Class A or B felony). If they live, second degree assault (Class B felony).
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=9A

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