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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:48 PM

66. Owning a gun increases the chances you or someone you know will be shot.

In neighborhoods where people don't have jewelry, gold, silver, or money stashed around the house (because they haven't got any) guns are often one of the few things people have worth stealing. Nobody is breaking into houses to steal CRT television sets, VCRs, and VHS tapes.

I think there should be a national registry of fools who shouldn't have guns. On that list would be people who have brandished or fired their weapons for stupid reasons ("Get off my lawn!" or, "Woohoo, Happy New Year, bang, bang!"); people who rant about their precious on YouTube; people who have allowed their guns to be stolen in any other manner than, say, a thief cutting into a gun safe with a plasma torch; anyone who has been convicted of a violent crime; etc., etc., etc. None of these people would be allowed to own or handle guns for a period of time related to the severity of their idiocy or criminality, and the list of these gun fools would be public.

I'm cynical about the interactive gun map. I think this was done to generate an ugly fog of talking points.

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