Saturday, October 3, 2015

let's give legislation a shot

“MTHMG – REM 1” by Ravi Zupa

An open letter to Gun Owners, Congress, President Obama and anyone else that cares:

I think I have the solution, there is a system we can replicate. 

Every Doctor, Nurse, Chiropractor, Acupuncturist and Massage Therapists, like me, have to be educated, licensed and insured.  It seems that if people who try and save lives and Do No Harm are required to jump through these hoops, people who own guns should have to as well.

People who choose to become gun owners will be educated, by taking gun safety class.  An instructor would have to sign off on a minimum hours of education and then the gun owner is certified.  Current gun owners will be grandfathered in with prior experience but after regulations go into effect every person who wants to buy a gun must become certified and pay for the gun safety class.

Every gun must be licensed and registered with the state.  This means gun owners must have back ground check and get finger printed.  A gun's serial number will be registered to the owner and they are responsible for what happens with this gun.  This fees collected will go directly to veteran’s benefits in each state. 

Every gun owner must carry liability insurance for their gun.  My insurance as a massage therapist is $200 a year.  I think that is a fair amount because the guns that kill people should pay.  It would be like life insurance for the person your gun may kill.

There will be a grace period of 90 days once the legislation goes into effect.  Licenses must be renewed every 2 years.  If you are caught with a gun without being licensed, registered, certified and insurance you can lose the privilege of gun ownership. 

Lastly, there needs to be a national gun buyback, no questions, to get guns off the street.

If every health care professional has to go through much more than this to try and save lives, then gun owners should have to do it too.

Let's just try it,
Abby Jane

the calm by Ravi Zupa