Letters: Free market gun control
February 8, 2013 11:00PM
Updated: March 11, 2013 6:09AM
The federal government needs to step up and use our free market to solve the gun control issue. The insurance industry can help responsible gun owners have their guns, and prevent bad people from getting them.
Insurance companies make their investment the safest possible by making sure prospective gun owners have the necessary skills and are not on lists that would disqualify them.
They will place each client in their own risk level, and charge them competitively with other agents.
Because insurance agents have no control where guns are sold; they can’t keep records of where they are. Like autos, guns have an ID number. A federal law, requiring every gun owner to carry a minimum liability policy, allows the feds to maintain a simple database of all guns, who owns them and the licensed insurance agent. Before the sale is complete, both the new owner and agent, must be recorded in the registry, using the technology we have.
If the record shows either name is missing, local police are contacted to check it out. This allows local authorities to become involved.
After six months, any gun owner caught without insurance is fined. A much bigger fine and jail sentence will be imposed on the registered owner if it is used to commit a crime.
Insurance companies and responsible gun-owners do all the work. Damages are paid. Everyone is free to purchase any weapon they want, including the insurance. Owners of the guns assume their rightful responsibilities. This is the free market working without government regulations, except to regulate against force and fraud.
Stop poking and provoking
Someone told me last year, during the circus we mistakenly called an election, 80 percent of eligible voters in Illinois are Republicans, but many don’t vote and aren’t even registered.
Come on, folks, where are you? Do you want someone knocking on your door, asking for your guns or asking you to relocate so a younger secular progressive can have your house?
Won’t happen? Look at the Soviet Union and China, and don’t forget what happened in Germany several decades ago.
I see my old friend, Rahm, is asking banks not to loan money to gun manufacturers. That will make us safe. Perhaps we should also ask union bosses to quit giving millions of union members dollars to“secular progressives” so our unemployment rate and growing debt will stay around for a few more years.
To those who haven’t figured out what secular progressives are up to, let us review. They took over our healthcare and attacked our religion. They attacked Wall Street and the rich. They are attacking gun rights and our Constitution. All of this follows the tactics of “poking and provoking.” Many are up in arms threatening revolt, succession, etc. I think we should not revolt, but vote — get rid of these guys with our ballots.
I heard a scary comment on the radio about secular progressives planning to get rid of your grandparents. Perhaps the movie “Soylent Green” is coming to pass. If you haven’t seen it see if you can find a copy of it in the library. In response to the letter, “Democracy not plutocracy”on Jan. 15, I prefer freedom over socialism.