Result of Connecticut shooting
A major result of the Connecticut slaughter of the innocents is a call for more effective gun control laws. I have a set of suggestions based on current law and practice.
I hold a private pilot’s license. To get the license I was taught to fly by a licensed instructor and tested by a government licensed pilot.
Since I was taught in a single-engine aircraft that is the only type of airplane I can fly. If I want to fly twin engine, I would have to train and pass another flight test to do so.
I also have a driver’s license. To get that license I must pass a state-mandated test on laws regarding driving.
I also must pass a driving test. My license must be renewed periodically and I also must take a written and driving test for each renewal.
I suggest an individual who wants to own a gun be required to pass a state-written gun safety test and demonstrate his skill in shooting the type of weapon he intends to own, such as pistol, rifle or shotgun.
Fully automatic weapons should not be available to the general public.
And, just as with a driver’s license the individual must have attained the age of 16 before getting his license.
And, before buying a gun one would be required to produce his license.
Robert V. Latour