It is a losing battle to even hint that the world might be a safer place if there were background checks which would weed out those who have newly earned rankings of having mental or criminal issues, or other concerns which owning or possessing a firearm could be dangerous to them and others, and us, you and me!
First a disclaimer to say this is only a suggestion, a place to start. Since no other notion has seemed to be appetizing for those on either side on the Second Amendment Issue, the right to own firearms or as others refer to it the right to walk down the street without being shot and killed. It is either all or nothing. And here is hoping nothing, may be the death of you or me, or even worse, someone we hold very dear!
By the time you get to the word “safer” either you are being cussed out, ridiculed, called childish names, or you have a gun shoved in your mouth. The typical argument is varying depending on whom you speak, beginning with, a. We already do that (sort of). b. It wouldn’t work. c. We’ve never done it like that before. d. That sounds like a liberal pussy. e. criminals don’t follow the law. f. crazy people would run through the place slicing up people with a knife if they didn’t have a gun. g.It’s not the guns its video games. h. How many letters are in the alphabet?
If you answer a question or response, the reality of those denying the need for gun control change their perspective toward the issue suggesting a different position than appropriate for the answer. It is the same at every family reunion, or as it has become known in America, Mass Shooting.
The suggesting there be any fundamental approach to changing governing of firearms sends an instant wall up between what has become two America’s. However, it doesn’t have to be so. No more than marriage solutions have, drivers of vehicles, hunters, pilots, and many other professionals and family-related interests that all get regulated through government management and legislated from the beginning by the Constitution.
Yes! A Second Amendment Militia Registrant to be ready to defend the homeland so that information is available to inform the United States Government central command that is required to know its militia’s strength as deemed by the U.S. Constitution!
There may be a less objected to approach if America’s leaders suggested to those wishing to own firearms, and to all the critical 2nd Amendment term ‘bear’ troopers who bravely wave that term, that now they may forever stand on that Amendment they have been touting and it would make sense they become bonafide law-abiding Second Amendment Constitutional Militia Registrants. The United States of America it is time we begin a background system of firearm owners, many of whom are already on file through some agency in some form. The importance of this is that a dedicated system will be devised to allow a central effort to maintain and build the Militia Registrants so that it would begin to reflect more accurately those who intended to purchase and own a firearm. By being a militia registrant required by law, and going to your file the seller of weapons would be able to affirm or deny by relying on a multi-level grading immediately from the city, county, state, and federal governments system which either gives you a precise, or points-based classification. The higher the points, the more excellent your opportunity for owning a firearm is going to be in the question.
After all, if you can’t control the firearms, you must manage the militia members. If there is a well-armed militia as the Second Amendment calls for, then there should be an inventory of those who possess such needs, and it should be immediate knowledge so that the Country will be prepared to rely upon their services when a time of peril arrives!
This is a two fold suggestion. One is a requiring firearm owners to register as militia members and list their firearms which provides the government an idea of their fighting strength if the United States is threatened. The other, is a system that maintains a points system maintained by each level of government and the medical community via judiciary providing a points system which would permit grading as to the level of firearm one is permitted or not allowed to have. No single government agency would control anyone’s single file. And each level would check the other on accuracy. An overall auditing system by an outside entity would make it even more complete and promising. (Updating information would be a requirement, address, health, etc.)
One can’t lay out the whole plan for such a program within the parameters of this quick read. However, there can be given an opening for conversation so that recommendations from others may get aired and perhaps continue to build. Taking it further and creating an even better situation. I only ask that it never end up in Russian or the NRA’s hands! I can already hear the bitching, whining and hate fueled attacks!