Gun Laws

Among the minor palliative measures being gingerly talked about by Republicans is the idea of raising the age to buy a long gun to 21. I suppose that's reasonable, but I would suggest a slight tweak: given that the Las Vegas shooter was 64, how about raising that age to 70?

The minimum should be detailed workups on all gun buyers (paid for by the buyer), registration of all guns, mandatory liability insurance for gun owners, and banning of so-called assault weapons.

Mandatory liability insurance for gun owners would effectively outsource background checks to insurance companies, since they would have big incentives not to insure high risk individuals and would have big incentives to charge plenty for the most dangerous weapons (this idea is due to WB.)


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