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Who would administer competency testing? How often would one need to prove competency?
Interesting that you make that comparison. Because all over the country conservatives are working to put all sorts of restrictions on the right to vote - gov't issued voter ID, ending early voting, ending same-day voting, ending Sunday voting, and so on.Would you consider competency testing for voting? We know about hanging chads and mis votes.
So a Constitutional right where there's virtually no evidence of abuse and where a national election has never been swayed by in-person voter fraud, and conservatives are adding all sorts of restrictions.
But a Constitutional right where there is not only abuse, but that abuse costs the lives of 32,000 Americans every year - and the right shrieks at even the mention of any restrictions. Some even claim the existing regulations on guns are un-Constitutional.
Can you explain that? Because it seems enormously hypocritical to me.
I don't have a problem with gun safety training for kids. I think targeting "gangsta rap" is a red herring.My idea?
Firearms training in every school, every grade. Not saying give children firearms, I am saying safety training. The NRA has the Eddie Eagle program, it reinforces that firearms are not toys and if one is found to tell an adult. I have issues with the NRA, this is a program I support.
Then we have gangsta rap. 1st Amendment says it is free speech. The problem is it glorifies murder, drugs, racism and abuse of women. It is part of the problem in the criminal subculture. There is little we can about it, yet it is a contributor to the violence.
If we teach sex education to grade schoolers, we sure can teach firearm safety for the same reason, educating and protecting them.
Keep in mind, what ever can be agreed upon to negate the negligent incidents, murders and unjustified uses of firearms, has to be able to be applied to every other right we have. No right is more or less important than another, and each must be treated equally.
No right is more or less important, but we have restrictions on the 1st Amendment and conservatives are actively working to place restrictions on voting, so why is the 2nd Amendment off limits on the right?