Legal Gun Management: A Proposal

Updated: Nov 23, 2020

Legal Gun Management

A summary proposal to manage guns in the U.S.


Examples of problems caused by guns today

  • Regular mass gun shootings

  • Availability of guns for illicit activity (drug trade, etc)

Other country examples

  • America has more permissive gun laws than all / most developed countries.

  • America has high gun mortality / capita rate of all / most developed countries.

Interpretation of 2nd Amendment: Context of the time, Colonial America.

  • Expense

  • Safety from wild

  • Very basic musket loader was the most technologically advanced personal weapon

Approach to Legal Gun Management

There will be a gun taxonomy that creates 3 or more classifications of guns.

  1. Over the counter guns

  2. Controlled guns

  3. Illegal guns

The taxonomy rules will be written and managed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). Operating budgets will proposed by the ATF and approved by the US Congress. Individual state will provide budgets for the Gun Control Stores as described below.

1. OTC Guns and ammunition will be available for purchase at accredited private gun stores in the U.S.

  1. Sale requirements: The sale requires a registration to the gun in a central (ATF) database, collecting owners personal information and basic training certification number

  2. Gun Type: This will be long barrel guns used for hunting and eligible sport usage.

2. Controlled Guns will be available at Gun Control Stores (GCSs) that are managed by state governments. Either state government run stores or an independent state government licensed stores subject to direct government oversight. It is anticipated the GCSs will be economically self supported by GCS trade.

  1. Sale requirements: The sale requires a registration to the gun in a central (ATF) database, collecting owners personal information, training certification number specific to the gun type, and tracking credentials to be inscripted on gun and database record.

  2. Gun Type: This will be for handguns and eligible personal protection usage.

3. Illegal guns will not be available to sale

  1. Gun Type: This will be for all other guns not found in the first 2 categories. Including assault weapons and other weapons with a majority usage for killing or injuring human beings.

  2. Law enforcement: Enabled to perform legal search and seizure procedures to confiscate illegal guns and apprehend illegal gun owners and illegal gun users

  3. Phase In: A grandfather period of up to 1 year of law enactment will allow current owners of illegal guns to surrender them to law enforcement or GCSs.

The second amendment of the US Constitution and Gun Control. Comments of Republican appointed Chief Justice Warren Burger:

"The Gun Lobby’s interpretation of the Second Amendment is one of the greatest pieces of fraud, I repeat the word fraud, on the American People by special interest groups that I have ever seen in my lifetime. The real purpose of the Second Amendment was to ensure that state armies – the militia – would be maintained for the defense of the state. The very language of the Second Amendment refutes any argument that it was intended to guarantee every citizen an unfettered right to any kind of weapon he or she desires."

– Warren Burger, Conservative Supreme Court Chief Justice

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