Originally Posted By: carp
Let them buy guns , its their right.

Just tax the bullets to 10 bucks each - make (loading) the gun so freaking expensive.

The problem is that making it expensive to load a gun also means that it's expensive to practice with a firearm too. I think someone with a gun and no idea how to use it is far more dangerous than someone who has taken a safety class and practices regularly. Practice and recertification is a requirement for ALL pilots, maybe something that should be mandated for firearms owners (and car drivers!).
I used to think it was terrible that life was unfair. Then I thought what if life were fair and all of the terrible things that happen came because we really deserved them? Now I take comfort in the general unfairness and hostility of the universe.