Seventeen more of our children are dead. Yes, the initial responsibility is the murderer’s. But responsibility should also go to those who don’t have the will to regulate current irresponsible gun ownership laws. How many parents must mourn because special interests fight changes to current laws that allow guns in the wrong hands?
I propose that an insurance requirement for gun ownership be mandated by law. The National Rifle Association could form an insurance company and every gun owner, like every driver of a car, would have to carry a large insurance policy. The funds from that policy could cover the lawsuits against the gun owner and costs incurred by all victims for medical care, rehabilitation, funerals, counseling, grief assistance and life-altering pain. Gun owners who choose not to insure their guns should lose their rights to use any gun and suffer severe and expensive consequences.
Let’s make the safety of our children a priority and tell the NRA to become the responsible party if it wants gun ownership with its current lack of sensible regulation to continue.