I guess I don't know how to respond to that. Guns aren't like cars; cars are designed to safely transport people, guns are designed to kill or injure people (even if you are killing the "bad guy" you are still killing a person). No one is suggesting that *society as a whole* should treat them the same. What I am suggesting, however, is that guns and gun operators be controlled as a matter of public safety in much the same way cars and drivers are.
If we can do it for cars without unduly restricting people's right to travel, we can do it for guns without unduly restricting people's right to bear arms. It is a matter of balancing public safety and private rights.
Do gun-rights folks have objections to applying the same licensing standards to guns that apply to cars? From that link (albeit tongue-in-cheek), it seems like they think it would be a great idea. So why isn't it done?
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