An Alternative Form of Gun Control
Ammunition control. Pass a law that makes it illegal to keep ammunition in a house unless it's in a gun. Ammunition would be kept in a safe at the gun store or shooting range and only brought out when it is to be loaded into a gun. A special permit would allow the posession of unloaded ammo for hunting purposes but unused ammo must be returned to a storage facility. I see several advantages to this system.
1) Doesn't impinge the right to bare arms for protection.
2) An individual who tries to stockpile ammo by going to get it loaded several times in a week would attract attention.
3) If police search a residence or vehicle looking for drugs etc they could seize any unloaded ammo they find effectively disarming criminals.
Closing Statement from peter lindsay
Perhaps in view of recent events I should re-post this discussion. Perhaps Ted management could re-open it.