We have no such weapons, except social media.
But as we have seen in the Arab Spring and in the recent elections, social media can play a decisive role in the development of social policy.
I do not recommend a ban on weapons. Given the Second Amendment, none of us can. Rather I would approach the problem much like we approach the challenge all other security matters present to us. We must have birth certificates to establish our place in any organized society. International accord requires us to carry passports to travel from country to country. In order to drive a car or fly in a plane, there must be a license to drive and a picture ID, and the cars we drive must be registered. Pilots and planes must also undergo strict regulation.
- a license for all gun owners. Felons, and those deemed a danger to themselves, their families and others shall be denied a license until a court of law shall rule that the danger is passed and proper safeguards have been instituted.
- registration of all weapons with a ballistics ID for each firearm
- a national database for the above information in order to provide law enforcement with the tools that would assist in the prompt apprehension of offenders.
- strict enforcement of gun laws already present
- buy back and amnesty programs to get illegal guns off the streets
Too many of my fellow citizens have paid too high a price. I can be silent no longer. Neither can you.