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Proposed: A complete ban on civilian ownership of Firearms [View all]

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(Read "civilian" in the headline as private civilian... excluding police, and other armed government personel. Headlines can only be so long.)

On the one hand, this proposal is extreme a flatly unconstitutional in terms of actual American law. (The state of the law is that there is an individual right to some sort of guns secured against all governments within the USA. I don't really agree, but they didn't ask me.)

On the other hand, this proposal has the virtue of not inviting all this tendentious crap about who "needs" X number of bullets, and whether purely cosmetic differences in rifles are a menace to our children, and the home-defense annecdotes, and the people hunting to feed their families, and arming teachers and the perpetual misuse of the term "semi-automatic" and all the other chaff this debate seems to always engender.


So PROPOSED: The US should have the same system of gun limitation as, say, Japan.



Agree or disagree?

And if impractical, agree or disagree in principle or with the intended result?




I will start. Assuming the Constitution is first amended to remove the 2nd Amendment, I am fine with a Japanese approach. (Actually, not approach but result, however accomplished.)

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