Since I don't want to just sit on the sidelines and criticize other people's suggestions for how to improve our country, here are the Permanent Press Gun Control/Gun Safety Proposals:
- If you want to own either a handgun or a long-gun (shotgun or rifle) you are required to take a basic, one day class to understand how to be moderately proficient in using the gun and in gun safety. You only have to do this once. (For example, if you are buying your second gun, you don't need to take the class again.)
- Universal background checks for anyone transferring a firearm. For private sellers, a free internet portal shall be available to run the check. It's 2013, everyone can use the internet. Also, if you can't use the internet, you probably shouldn't be using a gun.
- Each school district can decide for themselves what the appropriate level of security they want. If a small rural school in Wyoming doesn't want anything, that's fine. If an inner city school wants cops with riot shotguns in hallways, that's fine, too. But each locality gets to decide, because each locality has to pay for whatever they choose to have.
- That's it. Enjoy the rest of your day.