The barriers of entry to legally operate a motor vehicle should not be higher than those to possess a machine that is purpose built to take lives. With that in mind, I feel this is a decent compromise between making firearms illegal and everyone owning a gun.
1) Comprehensive background check.
2) Mental health evaluation.
3) Safety and handling course ending in both a written and practical exam that must both be passed in order to:
4) Obtain a license, requiring renewal every 5-10 years, that allows one to purchase and possess firearms.
And finally, do NOT grandfather anyone in. If you own guns already, you’re required to do the same song and dance. If you’re deemed unfit to possess a license, your weapons should either be seized and compensated for or rendered inoperable. You’re welcome America.
"I want a little cartoon bird to come and land on my finger while Hall and Oates plays in the background."
"That happened to me once while I was super fucked up on codeine."
Reblogged from fefifofun:
…this made me die.
This is solid proof right here that the Republican agenda is not only antiquated and ignorant, it’s also dangerous. I’m all for freedom of worship, but when your dogmatic anti-science religious fanaticism starts to negatively impact my ability to forecast significant weather events you can take your God and shove it.
Reblogged from sirmitchell:
Why any woman would vote Republican these days is beyond me. These idiots shouldn’t be trusted to make your food at a Jack in the Box, much less creating laws.
Seems to me, if any part of your platform in any way defends the idea of rape, it’s maybe time to reconsider your party’s direction.
Tina Fey speaks at the Center for Reproductive Rights Inaugural Gala.