Safe, Legal, and Rare: Why Not Guns, Too?

President Obama has an idea that can bring the contentious gun control debate to an end, in a manner that should be satisfactory to all sides.  His idea is "safe, legal, and rare" [1]. Applied here, it means that guns should be safe, legal, and rare ("SLR-guns").  Those of you expecting access to your Second Amendment rights, don't be too bothered by "rare."  It is somewhat contradictory, but other "safe, legal, and rare" applications ("SLR-other") experience a near-doubling of their underlying volumes once legality is affirmed. Before considering the particulars of SLR-guns, we should note our president's reasonable appreciation for already existing laws and rules: I actually think - I mean, there are laws both federal, state and constitutional that are in place. And I think that this is an area where I think Bill Clinton had the right formulation a couple of decades ago, which is ... safe, legal, and rare. There are a whole host of laws on the books that after a...(Read Full Article)

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